STP1015: Laser Mirror Profilometry by High-Q Interferometry

    Rotge, JR
    Frank J. Seiler Research Laboratory USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Pages: 4    Published: Jan 1988


    Abstract

    A novel interferometric technique is described which exploits the relationship between an optical resonator's length and resonant frequency. This concept has potential for measuring length variations of an order of « l Λ. This paper briefly describes the concept, the experiment performed to demonstrate the concept, and the experimental, results. Results obtained indicate a repeatability in the measured data to ∼/5 Λ rms.

    Keywords:

    heterodyne interferometer, interferometry, laser mirror profilometry, mirror figure, profilometry, surface figure


    Paper ID: STP18726S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.19

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18726S


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