Date of Award

Winter 12-20-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Optical Engineering

Department

Department of Physics and Optical Engineering

First Advisor

Joenathan, Charles

Second Advisor

Granieri, Sergio

Third Advisor

Bernal Moore, Ashley

Abstract

Measurement applications globally are demanding higher resolution measurements within a smaller footprint. The cyclic interferometer is a proven means of high-resolution tilt measurements while maintaining fringe stability. However, the cyclic interferometer commonly has many optical elements over a large surface area. In this thesis, a monolithic cyclic interferometer has been designed, constructed, and characterized. The monolithic system contains all the functionality of a typical cyclic interferometer, yet the optical elements are contained within a single glass optic. In doing so, the system attains a compact form factor and it is possible to complete measurements within a broader field of application.

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