Anticaustics in a Fabry-Perot interferometer



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Sánchez Soto, Luis Lorenzo and Monzón Serrano, Juan José and Leuchs, Gerd (2022) Anticaustics in a Fabry-Perot interferometer. Journal of The Optical Society Of America A-Optics Image Science and Vision, 39 (12). C74-c78. ISSN 1084-7529

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We address the response of a Fabry-Perot interferometer to a monochromatic point source. We calculate the anti -caustics (that is, the virtual wavefronts of null path difference) resulting from the successive internal reflections occurring in the system. They turn out to be a family of ellipsoids (or hyperboloids) of revolution, which allows us to reinterpret the operation of the Fabry-Perot interferometer from a geometrical point of view that facilitates comparison with other apparently disparate arrangements, such as Young's double slit.

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© 2022 Optica Publishing Group.
Financial support from the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e
Innovación (Grant PGC2018-099183-B-I00) is gratefully acknowledged

Uncontrolled Keywords:Wave-Fronts
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:76587
Deposited On:13 Feb 2023 08:43
Last Modified:13 Feb 2023 09:34

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