Abstract

A new approach to the analysis of grating systems, based on an investigation of the changes of the Fourier spectrum during field propagation through the gratings, is applied to analyze the Fresnel field of an arbitrary system. Detailed considerations of Talbot and grating-shearing interferometers used in various metrological problems are presented. A qualitative analysis of the output fringe patterns is given. The application of the phase-stepping method with the phase shift introduced by lateral and longitudinal translations of gratings is discussed. These theoretical considerations are checked by experiment.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Spatial phase-shifting characteristic of double grating interferometer

Yang Song, YunYun Chen, Anzhi He, and Zhimin Zhao
Opt. Express 17(22) 20415-20429 (2009)

Development of the theory of quasi-periodic diffraction grating systems

Malgorzata Kujawinska
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5(2) 206-213 (1988)

5-beam grating interferometry for extended phase gradient sensing

Krzysztof Patorski, Łukasz Służewski, and Maciej Trusiak
Opt. Express 26(21) 26872-26887 (2018)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (47)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription