1 June 1997 Angle measurement using total-internal-reflection heterodyne interferometry
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Optical Engineering, 36(6), (1997). doi:10.1117/1.601200
Abstract
A new optical method for angle measurement based on totalinternal- reflection heterodyne interferometry is presented. In this method, heterodyne interferometry is applied to measure the phase difference between s and p polarization states at total internal reflection. This phase difference depends on the angle of incidence. Hence, smallangle measurement can be performed only by evaluating this phase difference. The validity of the method is demonstrated, and it has a measurement range of 10 deg. Its resolution depends on the angle of incidence; the best resolution is 8×10-5 deg.
Ming-Horng Chiu, Der-Chin Su, "Angle measurement using total-internal-reflection heterodyne interferometry," Optical Engineering 36(6), (1 June 1997). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.601200
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Prisms

Heterodyning

Interferometry

Polarization

Spatial resolution

Beam splitters

Electrooptic modulators

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