Accession Number : ADD007891

Title :   Phase Measuring Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Shreve,James S

Report Date : 22 Jul 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This invention relates to an improved phase measuring method and apparatus formeasuring the relative phase and amplitude of an applied optical signal beam at a number of points in a plane. The combination of the signal beam and a reference beam are simultaneously directed onto a pair of photodector arrays, the reference beam on one array being pi/2 radians out of phase with the reference beam on the other array. Respective interference patterns are formed on the photodetector arrays, points on the arrays are sampled, and the desired amplitude and phase of the signal beam at the sampling points is determined by a series of computational steps. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Photodetectors, *Phase measurement, *Interferometry, Phase shift, Beam splitting, Photosensitivity

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE