Accession Number : ADA114309

Title :   Compliant Surfaces.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jan 81-28 Feb 82,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON OPTICAL SCIENCES CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Hopf,F A

PDF Url : ADA114309

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The results of experiments on the application of nonlinear optical interferometers to the measurement of compliant surfaces is presented. The interferometer is shown to be suitable for this application. However, the interferometer at 1.06 microns may not be sensitive enough to contour the observed streamwise deformations on the surface. A shorter-wavelength device should be more useful. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Optical interferometers, *Elastic properties, *Surfaces, *Nonlinear systems, Test and evaluation, Field conditions, Wavefronts, Measurement, Contours, Observation, Refraction, Deformation, Adaptive systems

Subject Categories : Optics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE