Differential Interferometry

  • R. Memmel
  • J. Straub


Optical methods have a tremendous range of applications in observation and examination of fluid dynamic and thermodynamic processes in transparent media. Interferometry represents a major part among a variety of techniques. It uses the interference of two wavefronts of light propagating to the recording plane via two different optical paths — passing through or passing by the test substance. Presupposition for interference is the optical coherence of the two conjugate wavefronts.


Interference Fringe Optical Path Length Beam Expansion Separation Direction Double Refraction 
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