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Phase correction for a Michelson interferometer with misaligned mirrorsThe phase correction for a Michelson interferometer with misaligned mirrors in converging light is shown to give rise to a quadratic phase shift. In general, the calculation of a spectrum from the measured interferogram needs phase correction. Phase corrections have been well worked out for the cases of a linear phase shift and a phase that is slowly varying. The standard procedures for correcting calculated spectra need to be modified, however, to remove any phase errors resulting from misaligned mirrors.
Document ID
19750049520
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Goorvitch, D. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Applied Optics
Volume: 14
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Distribution Limits
Public
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