Date of Award
Master of Science in Optical Engineering
Department of Physics and Optical Engineering
Bernal Moore, Ashley
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.
Porter, Joseph, "Tilt Measurements using a Monolithic Cyclic Interferometer" (2019). Graduate Theses - Physics and Optical Engineering. 7.