amplitude splitting

amplitude splitting

[′am·plə‚tüd ‚splid·iŋ]
(optics)
A technique in which light falls on a partially reflecting surface; part of the light is transmitted, part reflected, and after further manipulation, these parts are recombined to give interference.
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Zeiss interferometer (Figure 1) is based on Kosters design (Hariharan, 2003) which performs amplitude splitting of the source radiation (visible light in this case) by a beam splitter which divides the incoming beam into two beams- reference and measurement beam.

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