Masters Theses

Abstract

"A theoretical and experimental investigation of the causes of the reduction of the contrast in the shadow of a grating has been made. The variation of the shadow contrast is shown to be different for the two causes--diffraction and divergence. The conditions which determine the dominant effect are presented. Also, the contrast pattern due to diffraction is shown to have a squared scaling law while the divergence pattern is shown to scale linearly. This understanding of the shadow contrast increases the versatility and usefulness of the shadow moire technique, an optical method for determining the topography of surfaces"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Knopp, Jerome

Committee Member(s)

Cunningham, David R.
Pagano, Sylvester J., 1924-2006

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 1985

Pagination

vii, 44 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-43).

Rights

© 1985 Steve Eugene Watkins, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Diffraction gratings -- Analysis
Diffraction -- Mathematical models
Surfaces (Technology) -- Optical properties

Thesis Number

T 5203

Print OCLC #

12268697

Electronic OCLC #

951904382

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