Phase-conjugate Fizeau interferometer

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Journal Article

We describe a phase-conjugate interferometer that consists of a partially transmitting conventional mirror placed in front of and in close proximity to a phase-conjugate mirror. The interferometer is self-referencing, compact, and insensitive to environmental disturbances, provides twice the sensitivity of conventional (nonphase-conjugate) interferometers, and produces a direct representation of an incident wave front. We have constructed such a device using internally self-pumped phase conjugation in barium titanate and have used the device to characterize the wave front produced by an aberrated optical system. © 1989 Optical Society of America.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gauthier, DJ; Boyd, RW; Jungquist, RK; Lisson, JB; Voci, LL

Published Date

  • March 15, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 323 - 325

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/OL.14.000323

Citation Source

  • Scopus