Accession Number : AD0481909

Title :   TWO-BEAM INTERFERENCE IN PLANE-MIRROR SYSTEMS (ZWEISTRAHLINTERFERENZ IN PLANSPEIGELANORDNUNGEN),

Corporate Author : AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Schulz, G.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The interference effect is investigated in the form that appears at a finite distance in an arbitrary plane-mirror interferometer (e.g., a Mach-Zehnder interferometer) if the dimensions of the light source are not negligibly small. It is found that the most descriptive term for this interference is source-image transformation. The helical displacement between the source images in a plane-mirror interferometer gives rise to characteristic interference-fringe structures. Illustrations are given for these structures as found when the aperture stop is circular and are compared with their limiting cases as found earlier, especially wedge interference phenomena. The treatment will include the case of an eccentric position of the source.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL IMAGES), (*INTERFEROMETERS, (*MIRRORS, OPTICAL ANALYSIS), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, OPTICAL PHENOMENA, SOURCES, INTENSITY, MONOCHROMATIC LIGHT, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PARTICLE BEAMS, CONICAL BODIES, INTERFERENCE, WEST GERMANY.

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE