A.I. But’, A.M. Lyalikov
Yanka Kupala State University

Systematic error elimination by correction of variable interferometer aberrations

The possibility of reducing the variable systematic error in interferometry measurements via a higher degree of compensation of residual aberrations of the interferometer is shown theoretically and verified experimentally. It is proven that, in the case when interferometer aberrations are variable, one reference hologram is insufficient to correct aberrations. However, using several reference holograms on which the aberrations are recorded, it is possible to reconstruct interference patterns in which the influence of residual aberrations on the behavior of bands is reduced to a definite minimal level.
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