Computer Modeling of Heterodyne Interferometer Errors
Lowell P. Howard, Jack A. Stone Jr.
A computer model and methodology for modeling optical mixing errors in heterodyne interferometers is presented. The model is based on the Jones calculus and uses a matrix formalism to eliminate simplifications and reduce assumptions in the model. The model is solved symbolically using computer software and it is shown that imbalances intensities in the two interferometer arms can cause significant optical mixing errors.
Proceedings of American Society for Precision Engineering
October 15-20, 1995
heterodyne interferometer, Jones calculus, optical mixing errors, polarization mixing errors