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  1. Responsabilidade Social Empresarial (RSE: compromisso com a sociedade?

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    Flávio Hastenreiter

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Em tempos de crises - ambiental e financeira - o mundo se encontra em busca de saídas que possam solucionar questões difíceis e ao mesmo tempo necessárias. Como explorar os recursos naturais de forma sustentável? Qual a implicação da empresa com a sociedade? O compromisso ético das empresas com a sociedade, considerando-a como um de seus stakeholders é tema de grandes debates, pois projetos e práticas sociais advindas de empresas devem ser pautados pela espontaneidade e não através de uma obrigação legal. Este texto trata da questão através do esclarecimento sobre a Responsabilidade Social Empresarial (RSE como suporte para que as empresas possam se adaptar a este novo cenário político-econômico. Esse movimento deve ser pautado pela ética e pelo compromisso social da empresa com a sociedade, considerando que a existência e sobrevivência das empresas na atualidade se relacionam com os seus propósitos sociais.

  2. Special relativity and interferometers

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    Han, D.; Kim, Y. S.

    1988-01-01

    A new generation of gravitational wave detectors is expected to be based on interferometers. Yurke et al. (1986) introduced a class of interferometers characterized by SU(1,1) which can in principle achieve a phase sensitivity approaching 1/N, where N is thte total number of photons entering the interferometer. It is shown here that the SU(1,1) interferometer can serve as an analog computer for Wigner's little group of the Poincare\\'| group.

  3. Les enjeux culturels de la labellisation RSE des PME. Cas de la France et du Maroc

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    Gautier, Arnaud; Elbousserghini, Jalila; Berger-Douce, Sandrine

    2016-01-01

    International audience; La littérature scientifique relative à la RSE témoigne de l'institutionnalisation de celle-ci dans tout type d'entreprise notamment dans les PME. Nous remarquons au travers de plusieurs travaux et d'observations empiriques que ce phénomène d'institutionnalisation se traduit entre autre par la création et la diffusion de dispositifs concrets : labels, normes et référentiels. Peu de travaux de recherche s'attache à comprendre comment la RSE est appropriée par les concept...

  4. Desviación positiva y responsabilidad social empresarial (RSE. La experiencia de Ethos en Brasil

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    Alam Aguilar-Platas

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo de investigación analiza la fundación y la expansión del Instituto Ethos, una organización sin ánimo de lucro que ha contribuido a crear y desarrollar la infraestructura necesaria para fomentar la responsabilidad social empresarial (RSE en Brasil. Entre 1998 y 2008, el Instituto Ethos reunió a más de 1200 pequeñas, medianas y grandes empresas con el fin de ayudarles a administrar sus negocios de una manera socialmente responsable en Brasil. Estas empresas en la actualidad representan aproximadamente un 35% del PIB en Brasil y emplean alrededor de 2 millones de personas. Los resultados de esta investigación sugieren que Ethos ha logrado difundir la RSE aplicando una perspectiva basada en el uso de la desviación positiva en el mundo de los negocios en Brasil. El artículo contribuye a los debates sobre RSE a partir de la identificación de un mecanismo de difusión de la RSE utilizando un modelo de desviación positiva.

  5. Navigation with Atom Interferometers

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    2017-03-20

    stability of the design and will be measured at a future time. Angle random walk can be calculated from first principles from the shot-noise limited...interferometer cannot distinguish between the two sources of phase shifts. We describe a design for a dual atom interferometer to simultaneously...stability. This paper is organized as follows: we first describe the basic building blocks of the interferometer: beam splitters and mirrors. We then

  6. rse, a novel receptor-type tyrosine kinase with homology to Axl/Ufo, is expressed at high levels in the brain.

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    Mark, M R; Scadden, D T; Wang, Z; Gu, Q; Goddard, A; Godowski, P J

    1994-04-08

    We have isolated cDNA clones that encode the human and murine forms of a novel receptor-type tyrosine kinase termed Rse. Sequence analysis indicates that human Rse contains 890 amino acids, with an extracellular region composed of two immunoglobulin-like domains followed by two fibronectin type III domains. Murine Rse contains 880 amino acids and shares 90% amino acid identity with its human counterpart. Rse is structurally similar to the receptor-type tyrosine kinase Axl/Ufo, and the two proteins have 35 and 63% sequence identity in their extracellular and intracellular domains, respectively. To study the synthesis and activation of this putative receptor-type tyrosine kinase, we constructed a version of Rse (termed gD-Rse, where gD represents glycoprotein D) that contains an NH2-terminal epitope tag. NIH3T3 cells were engineered to express gD-Rse, which could be detected at the cell surface by fluorescence-activated cell sorting. Moreover, gD-Rse was rapidly phosphorylated on tyrosine residues upon incubation of the cells with an antibody directed against the epitope tag, suggesting that rse encodes an active tyrosine kinase. In the human tissues we examined, the highest level of expression of rse mRNA was observed in the brain; rse mRNA was also detected in the premegakaryocytopoietic cell lines CMK11-5 and Dami. The gene for rse was localized to human chromosome 15.

  7. Evidencia internacional del comportamiento de compra del consumidor frente a iniciativas de RSE y competencias corporativas de la empresa

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    Percy Samoel Marquina Feldman

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available El estadio de la investigación sobre Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE puede encontrarse en una etapa de madurez pero no necesariamente es así con las respuestas de los consumidores frente a sus iniciativas. Los resultados de los estudios que prueban la relación entre ambas son controversiales. Por un lado, algunos indican que existe una relación positiva entre las acciones de RSE y la reacción de los consumidores para con dicha empresa y sus productos (Ellen, Webb, & Mohr, 2006; Carvalho, Sen, Mota, & Carneiro, 2010; por el otro, algunas investigaciones afirman que esta relación no siempre es directa y evidente, dejando a numerosos factores  la tarea de explicar los efectos de las actividades de RSE de la empresa en las intenciones de compra de los consumidores (Carrigan & Attalla, 2001; Maignan & Ferrell, 2004. Parece existir entonces una controversia entre qué es lo relevante y qué no lo es, a la hora de explicar por qué los consumidores compran productos con atributos de RSE (Devinney, Auger, Eckhardt, & Birtchnell, 2006; Arredondo, Maldonado, & De la Garza, 2010. Auger, Burke, Devinney, y Louviere (2003 tratan de aclarar la polémica al señalar las deficiencias de algunos estudios que si bien ordenan y priorizan la importancia de tópicos de RSE, evitan incluir medidas de trade-off entre atributos tradicionales y atributos de RSE; de este modo, los resultados no pueden mostrar por qué los consumidores prefieren productos con atributos de RSE en comparación a otros (Fan, 2005. Las consecuencias prácticas de establecer un vínculo claro entre las acciones de RSE y las respuestas de los consumidores frente a estas son muchas. Un vínculo positivo entre RSE y las elecciones del consumidor estimula a las empresas a hacer grandes inversiones en RSE (Mittal, 2008, desplazando el debate de la RSE de "si" al "cómo" (Bhattacharya & Sen, 2004. Además, el apoyo a la RSE no sólo afecta a los motivos de compra y lealtad, sino

  8. Responsabilidad social empresarial, RSE en las Pymes: estudio en el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito

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    Camacho Villegas, Natalia Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    La Responsabilidad Social Empresarial, en la actualidad es un tema de relevancia, exige a los empresarios de las PYMES, una variedad de ideas creativas que deben implementar en sus estrategias empresariales para obtener como resultado características de diferenciación que fomenten una ventaja competitiva. La situación de las PYMES en el D.M. de Quito, es un tema de estudio, enfrentan varios factores limitantes para implementar RSE como estrategia corporativa, como una baja a...

  9. Simulation tools for future interferometers

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    Yamamoto, H.; Barton, M.; Bhawal, B.; Evans, M.; Yoshida, S

    2006-01-01

    For the design and commissioning of the LIGO interferometer, simulation tools have been used explicitly and implicitly. The requirement of the advanced LIGO interferometer is much more demanding than the first generation interferometer. Development of revised simulation tools for future interferometers are underway in the LIGO Laboratory. The outline of those simulation tools and applications are discussed.

  10. RSE et justice sociale : le cas des multinationales pétrolières dans ...

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    En prenant comme base d'analyse le contexte du Delta du Niger (Nigeria) et la Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises (RSE) pétrolières vis-à-vis des communautés locales touchées par l'activité pétrolière, nous montrons comment la conception traditionnelle locale de la justice liée au droit de propriété conduit à une ...

  11. Tackling sensitive issues using a game-based environment: serious game for relationships and sex education (RSE).

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    Brown, Katherine; Arnab, Sylvester; Bayley, Julie; Newby, Katie; Joshi, Puja; Judd, Becky; Baxter, Alison; Clarke, Samatha

    2012-01-01

    Experiencing sexual coercion during adolescence can lead to adverse psychological and physical health outcomes for those affected. Eliminating such experiences is important for enhancing adolescent wellbeing, and the provision of good quality relationships and sex education (RSE) is needed. Engaging young people in sensitive subject matters in RSE can be challenging, and using Serious Gaming technology may support young people and educators in this process. This paper describes the use of Intervention mapping (IM) in the development of a serious game on the topic of sexual coercion for use in RSE. IM is a process that draws on stakeholder engagement and the theory and evidence base to support health improvement intervention planning. Serious game developers transformed the game concept 'flat plan' into an interactive gameshow. The game is teacher led and aims to engage students in game play and discussion around the issue of sexual coercion. The final product known as PR:EPARe (Positive Relationships: Eliminating Coercion and Pressure in Adolescent Relationships) is the subject of an ongoing cluster Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) in local schools. Early data analysis shows improvements in psychological preparedness for dealing with sexual coercion against some change objectives. This work represents the first attempt to use IM in the development of a Serious Game and the use of Serious Gaming for RSE delivery. RCT work is ongoing and PR:EPARe will become part of local RSE delivery in the new school year. Plans for ensuring broader impact of the game are in development.

  12. Heterodyne Interferometer Angle Metrology

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    Hahn, Inseob; Weilert, Mark A.; Wang, Xu; Goullioud, Renaud

    2010-01-01

    A compact, high-resolution angle measurement instrument has been developed that is based on a heterodyne interferometer. The common-path heterodyne interferometer metrology is used to measure displacements of a reflective target surface. In the interferometer setup, an optical mask is used to sample the measurement laser beam reflecting back from a target surface. Angular rotations, around two orthogonal axes in a plane perpendicular to the measurement- beam propagation direction, are determined simultaneously from the relative displacement measurement of the target surface. The device is used in a tracking telescope system where pitch and yaw measurements of a flat mirror were simultaneously performed with a sensitivity of 0.1 nrad, per second, and a measuring range of 0.15 mrad at a working distance of an order of a meter. The nonlinearity of the device is also measured less than one percent over the measurement range.

  13. Japanese large-scale interferometers

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    Kuroda, K; Miyoki, S; Ishizuka, H; Taylor, C T; Yamamoto, K; Miyakawa, O; Fujimoto, M K; Kawamura, S; Takahashi, R; Yamazaki, T; Arai, K; Tatsumi, D; Ueda, A; Fukushima, M; Sato, S; Shintomi, T; Yamamoto, A; Suzuki, T; Saitô, Y; Haruyama, T; Sato, N; Higashi, Y; Uchiyama, T; Tomaru, T; Tsubono, K; Ando, M; Takamori, A; Numata, K; Ueda, K I; Yoneda, H; Nakagawa, K; Musha, M; Mio, N; Moriwaki, S; Somiya, K; Araya, A; Kanda, N; Telada, S; Sasaki, M; Tagoshi, H; Nakamura, T; Tanaka, T; Ohara, K

    2002-01-01

    The objective of the TAMA 300 interferometer was to develop advanced technologies for kilometre scale interferometers and to observe gravitational wave events in nearby galaxies. It was designed as a power-recycled Fabry-Perot-Michelson interferometer and was intended as a step towards a final interferometer in Japan. The present successful status of TAMA is presented. TAMA forms a basis for LCGT (large-scale cryogenic gravitational wave telescope), a 3 km scale cryogenic interferometer to be built in the Kamioka mine in Japan, implementing cryogenic mirror techniques. The plan of LCGT is schematically described along with its associated R and D.

  14. Biochemical Characterization of Function and Structure of RseP, an Escherichia coli S2P Protease.

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    Hizukuri, Y; Akiyama, K; Akiyama, Y

    2017-01-01

    Intramembrane-cleaving proteases (I-CLiPs) are a group of membrane-associated proteases with a unique feature: they are believed to cleave their substrate within the hydrophobic lipid bilayer, even though peptide bond hydrolysis requires a water molecule. Escherichia coli RseP, which belongs to the S2P zinc metalloprotease family of I-CLiPs, plays an essential role in activation of a cell envelope stress response through cleavage of anti-σ E protein RseA, a single-span transmembrane protein. A recent study showed that it also cleaves remnant signal peptides generated upon membrane translocation of secretory proteins. Here, we describe several methods for characterization of the proteolytic functions and structure of RseP mainly in vivo, including a proteolytic activity assay using model substrates, an in vitro analysis of cleavage of signal peptides in a detergent solution and in the membrane vesicles, structural analysis of membrane-embedded RseP based on the thiol modifiability of introduced cysteine residues, and the protein interaction analysis by in vivo cross-linking protocols. © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Tornide väljaku müüriäärse ala tulevik endiselt ebaselge / Askur Alas

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    Alas, Askur, 1973-

    2004-01-01

    Tallinna linna ja ehitusfirma Restor vaheline tüli linnamüüri äärse maa täisehitamise suhtes Suurtüki kvartalis pole lahendust leidnud. Linnaosavalitsus soovib müüri äärde parki ja tahab algatada ala detaiplaneeringut. Restoril on Plate ja Eppingi torni vahel ridaelamuboksid juba välja ehitatud

  16. Absolute metrology for space interferometers

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    Salvadé, Yves; Courteville, Alain; Dändliker, René

    2017-11-01

    The crucial issue of space-based interferometers is the laser interferometric metrology systems to monitor with very high accuracy optical path differences. Although classical high-resolution laser interferometers using a single wavelength are well developed, this type of incremental interferometer has a severe drawback: any interruption of the interferometer signal results in the loss of the zero reference, which requires a new calibration, starting at zero optical path difference. We propose in this paper an absolute metrology system based on multiplewavelength interferometry.

  17. Naval Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — FUNCTION: Used for astrometry and astronomical imaging, the Naval Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI) is a distributed aperture optical telescope. It is operated...

  18. AMI: Augmented Michelson Interferometer

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    Furió, David; Hachet, Martin; Guillet, Jean-Paul; Bousquet, Bruno; Fleck, Stéphanie; Reuter, Patrick; Canioni, Lionel

    2015-10-01

    Experiments in optics are essential for learning and understanding physical phenomena. The problem with these experiments is that they are generally time consuming for both their construction and their maintenance, potentially dangerous through the use of laser sources, and often expensive due to high technology optical components. We propose to simulate such experiments by way of hybrid systems that exploit both spatial augmented reality and tangible interaction. In particular, we focus on one of the most popular optical experiments: the Michelson interferometer. In our approach, we target a highly interactive system where students are able to interact in real time with the Augmented Michelson Interferometer (AMI) to observe, test hypotheses and then to enhance their comprehension. Compared to a fully digital simulation, we are investigating an approach that benefits from both physical and virtual elements, and where the students experiment by manipulating 3D-printed physical replicas of optical components (e.g. lenses and mirrors). Our objective is twofold. First, we want to ensure that the students will learn with our simulator the same concepts and skills that they learn with traditional methods. Second, we hypothesis that such a system opens new opportunities to teach optics in a way that was not possible before, by manipulating concepts beyond the limits of observable physical phenomena. To reach this goal, we have built a complementary team composed of experts in the field of optics, human-computer interaction, computer graphics, sensors and actuators, and education science.

  19. RSE et/ou performance financière : points de repère et pistes de recherche

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    Crifo, Patricia; Ponssard, Jean-Pierre

    2008-01-01

    Cet article propose une lecture de la RSE en termes d'enjeux et d'instrumentation de ces enjeux par les différents acteurs concernés : entreprises, agences spécialisées, ONG, investisseurs. Cette analyse permet de s'interroger sur l'émergence d'une industrie de la RSE au même titre que s'est développée dans les années 1990-2000 une industrie de la création de valeur. Quelques pistes de recherche en rapport avec cette hypothèse sont alors précisées.

  20. Fiber Sagnac interferometer temperature sensor

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    Starodumov, A.N.; Zenteno, L.A.; Monzon, D.; De La Rosa, E. [Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, 37150 Leon, Gto (Mexico)

    1997-01-01

    A modified Sagnac interferometer-based fiber temperature sensor is proposed. Polarization independent operation and high temperature sensitivity of this class of sensors make them cost effective instruments for temperature measurements. A comparison of the proposed sensor with Bragg grating and long-period grating fiber sensors is derived. A temperature-induced spectral displacement of 0.99 nm/K is demonstrated for an internal stress birefringent fiber-based Sagnac interferometer. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

  1. Michelson interferometer for measuring temperature

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    Xie, Dong; Xu, Chunling; Wang, An Min

    2017-09-01

    We investigate that temperature can be measured by a modified Michelson interferometer, where at least one reflected mirror is replaced by a thermalized sample. Both of two mirrors replaced by the corresponding two thermalized samples can help to approximatively improve the resolution of temperature up to twice than only one mirror replaced by a thermalized sample. For further improving the precision, a nonlinear medium can be employed. The Michelson interferometer is embedded in a gas displaying Kerr nonlinearity. We obtain the analytical equations and numerically calculate the precision with parameters within the reach of current technology, proving that the precision of temperature can be greatly enhanced by using a nonlinear medium. Our results show that one can create an accurate thermometer by measuring the photons in the Michelson interferometer, with no need to directly measure the population of thermalized sample.

  2. La representación simbólica de la responsabilidad social empresarial (RSE: el Caso Santa Marta

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    Devinso Jim

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la representación simbólica respecto al concepto  de Responsabilidad social empresarial (RSE. El enfoque teórico se realiza desde la perspectiva del signo en C. Peirce y su desarrollo del símbolo, apoyado en la teoría de las funciones del lenguaje de Karl Buhler; función expresiva, función apelativa  y función representativa, adherido a la proposición de la función argumentativa de K. Popper. El artículo se apoya, además,  en la conceptualización de la empresa moderna que hace Adela Cortina como una institución económica de incidencia social, en donde se desarrolla una actividad peculiar direccionada desde un horizonte misional formal o no formal con capacidad gerencial  y toma de decisiones. Estás asimetrías conceptuales se toman para  mostrar el reduccionismo recurrente del  concepto de RSE enmarcado solo desde sus dimensiones y no tomado como un proceso holístico que involucre todos los grupos de interés asociados a una organización.

  3. Standing waves in fiber-optic interferometers

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    De Haan, V.; Santbergen, R.; Tijssen, M.; Zeman, M.

    2011-01-01

    A study is presented giving the response of three types of fiber-optic interferometers by which a standing wave through an object is investigated. The three types are a Sagnac, Mach–Zehnder and Michelson–Morley interferometer. The response of the Mach–Zehnder interferometer is similar to the Sagnac

  4. Atomic pair-state interferometer

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    Nipper, J.; Balewski, Jonathan B.; Krupp, Alexander T.

    2012-01-01

    We present experiments measuring an interaction-induced phase shift of Rydberg atoms at Stark-tuned Förster resonances. The phase shift features a dispersive shape around the resonance, showing that the interaction strength and sign can be tuned coherently. We use a pair-state interferometer...

  5. 'instantaneous velocimetry' using an interferometer

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    2017-02-08

    Feb 8, 2017 ... Self-reference interferometer; BK7 glass; quartz glass; Fourier heat diffusion; thermal diffusivity; step-temperature excitation; instantaneous velocity; isothermal surface. PACS Nos 06; 06.20.−f. 1. Introduction. The physical meaning of thermal diffusivity is associ- ated with how fast the heat spreads, when the ...

  6. Phase conjugate Michelson interferometer for optical logic

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    Khoury, Jed

    2017-05-01

    The interference theory is developed for of the phase conjugate Michelson interferometer in which its ordinary mirrors are replaced by a single externally pumped phase conjugate mirror. According to the theory, it was found that for an interferometer with two equal arms, the path length difference depends solely on the initial alignment of the two input beams, and the vertical alignment readout. Small vertical misalignments in the readout beam by mrad causes a huge change in the phase difference in the phase between the two interferometer arms beam. The phase difference is proportional to the interferometer arm lengths. The overlap between the phase conjugate beams is not affected by the interferometer beam alignment. The interferometer is proposed for nondestructive testing and the design all optical logic and associated fuzzy logic for ultrafast optical pattern recognition.

  7. Application of fiber optic interferometers for Cook-off measurements

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    Cheng, L.K.; Smorenburg, C.; Scholtes, J.H.G.; Meer, B.J. van der

    2000-01-01

    A fiber optic interferometer comprising of a Sagnac interferometer and a Mach-Zehnder interferometer was developed. The interferometer enabled detection of explosive subtonic expansion velocities during the Cook-off test. The system enabled a comparison between the results of the two interferometer

  8. CIST....CORRTEX interferometer simulation test

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    Heinle, R.A.

    1994-12-01

    Testing was performed in order to validate and cross calibrate an RF interferometer and the crush threshold of cable. Nitromethane was exploded (inside of PVC pipe). The explosion was used to crush the interferometer sensor cables which had been placed inside and outside the pipe. Results are described.

  9. Graphic method for analyzing common path interferometers

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    Glückstad, J.

    1998-01-01

    Common path interferometers are widely used for visualizing phase disturbances and fluid flows. They are attractive because of the inherent simplicity and robustness in the setup. A graphic method will be presented for analyzing and optimizing filter parameters in common path interferometers....

  10. Inverse propagation algorithm for angstrom accuracy interferometer

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    Krieg, M.L.; Braat, J.J.M.

    2004-01-01

    This paper will illustrate several approaches to retrieving the shape of aspherical reflective surfaces as used in EUV Lithography, from measurements from a previously reported angstrom-accuracy interferometer. First, the working principles of the interferometer will be reviewed, and typical

  11. Heterodyne displacement interferometer, insensitive for input polarization

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    Meskers, A.J.H.; Spronck, J.W.; Munnig Schmidt, R.H.

    2014-01-01

    Periodic nonlinearity (PNL) in displacement interferometers is a systematic error source that limits measurement accuracy. The PNL of coaxial heterodyne interferometers is highly influenced by the polarization state and orientation of the source frequencies. In this Letter, we investigate this error

  12. Identificación de indicadores relevantes del desempeño rse mediante la utilización de técnicas multicriterio

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    Marta de la Cuesta González

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los principios básicos de la gestión e información reportada en materia de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE es que se centre en los aspectos relevantes para la sociedad. Adicionalmente, la necesidad de realizar comparaciones entre empresas exige un esfuerzo sintetizador en la rendición de cuentas en RSE. Este trabajo se centra en la aplicación de técnicas de decisión multicriterio, concretamente procesos analíticos jerárquicos, para ofrecer una herramienta que permita medir el desempeño de RSE, con base en aquellos aspectos que son relevantes y materiales para empresas y stakeholders conjuntamente, en un contexto y sociedad determinados. El artículo explica cómo se aplicó la metodología de proceso de análisis jerárquico a una muestra de 10 sujetos (6 empresas españolas y 4 organizaciones de la sociedad civil española en la selección de los indicadores materiales en el reporte de RSE y los resultados alcanzados. Se identificaron 60 indicadores distribuidos en cuatro dimensiones: medioambiente, economía, gobierno corporativo y social. Esta última dimensión concentra el mayor número de indicadores y mezcla impactos sobre diferentes grupos de interés, por lo que es dividida en cuatro subdimensiones (recursos humanos, derechos humanos, responsabilidad del producto y sociedad, con el objeto de discernir con mayor detalle su complejidad.

  13. Balanço Social dos Bancos/Febraban: uma análise da evolução da responsabilidade social empresarial (RSE

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    Elvira Cruvinel Ferreira Ventura

    Full Text Available O objetivo do artigo é estabelecer um panorama da evolução da responsabilidade social empresarial (RSE no setor bancário, por meio da análise dos balanços sociais dos bancos, de onze anos consecutivos, publicados pela Federação Brasileira de Bancos (Febraban, associação representativa do setor. A análise dos balanços sociais dos Bancos/Febraban evidencia como a prática da RSE e o tratamento dispensado à questão vão sendo modificados ao longo dos anos, revelando a crescente institucionalização do fenômeno na sociedade brasileira. Nesse sentido, de um relatório relativamente simples em 1993, o Balanço Social dos Bancos/Febraban passa a um elevado nível de sofisticação, incorporando, a partir de 2002, as dimensões econômica, ambiental e social das atividades, produtos e serviços bancários. Na medida em que o fenômeno da RSE vai ganhando amplitude e destaque no Brasil, o Balanço Social dos Bancos/Febraban vai sendo refinado de modo a espelhar os novos padrões exigidos pela sociedade, numa reorientação das ações com vistas à aquisição de legitimidade social.

  14. French RSE-M and RCC-MR code appendices for flaw analysis: Presentation of the fracture parameters calculation-Part IV: Cracked elbows

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    Marie, S. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France)], E-mail: stephane.marie@cea.fr; Chapuliot, S.; Kayser, Y. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Lacire, M.H. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DDIN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Drubay, B. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Barthelet, B. [EDF/EPN, Site Cap Ampere, 1 Place Pleyel 93207, Saint Denis Cedex 1 (France); Le Delliou, P. [EDF Pole Industrie - Division R and D, Site des Renardieres, Route de Sens, Ecuelles, 77250 Moret sur Loing Cedex (France); Rougier, V. [EDF/UTO, SIS/GAM, 6, Avenue Montaigne, 93192 Noisy le Grand (France); Naudin, C. [EDF/SEPTEN, 12-14, avenue Dutrievoz, 69628 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); Gilles, P.; Triay, M. [AREVA ANP, Tour AREVA, 92084 Paris La Defense Cedex 16 (France)

    2007-10-15

    Two French nuclear codes include flaw assessment procedures: the RSE-M Code 'Rules for In-service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components' and the RCC-MR code 'Design and Construction rules for mechanical components of FBR nuclear islands and high temperature applications'. Development of analytical methods has been made for the last 10 years through a collaboration between CEA, EDF and AREVA-NP, and through R and D actions involving CEA and IRSN. These activities have led to unification of the common methods of the two codes. The calculation of fracture mechanics parameters, and in particular the stress intensity factor K{sub I} and the J integral, has been widely developed for industrial configurations. All the developments have been integrated in the 2005 edition of RSE-M and in 2007 edition of RCC-MR. This series of papers is composed of five parts: the first presents an overview of the methods proposed in the RCC-MR and RSE-M codes. Parts II-IV provide compendia for specific components. The geometries are plates (part II), pipes (part III) and elbows (part IV). Part V presents validation of the methods, with details on their accuracy. This paper presents the stress intensity factor and J calculation for cracked elbows. General data applicable for all defect geometries are first presented, and then, compendia for K{sub I} and {sigma}{sub ref} calculations are provided for the available defect geometries.

  15. French RSE-M and RCC-MR code appendices for flaw analysis: Presentation of the fracture parameters calculation-Part V: Elements of validation

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    Marie, S. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France)], E-mail: stephane.marie@cea.fr; Chapuliot, S.; Kayser, Y. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Lacire, M.H. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DDIN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Drubay, B. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Barthelet, B. [EDF/EPN, Site Cap Ampere, 1 place Pleyel 93207, Saint Denis Cedex 1 (France); Le Delliou, P. [EDF Pole Industrie-Division R and D, Site des Renardieres, Route de Sens, Ecuelles, 77250 Moret sur Loing Cedex (France); Rougier, V. [EDF/UTO, SIS/GAM, 6, avenue Montaigne, 93192 Noisy le Grand (France); Naudin, C. [EDF/SEPTEN, 12-14, avenue Dutrievoz, 69628 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); Gilles, P.; Triay, M. [AREVA ANP, Tour AREVA, 92084 Paris La Defense Cedex 16 (France)

    2007-10-15

    French nuclear codes include flaw assessment procedures: the RSE-M Code 'Rules for In-service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components' and the RCC-MR code 'Design and Construction Rules for Mechanical Components of FBR Nuclear Islands and High Temperature Applications'. Development of analytical methods has been made for the last 10 years in the framework of a collaboration between CEA, EDF and AREVA-NP, and by R and D actions involving CEA and IRSN. These activities have led to a unification of the common methods of the two codes. The calculation of fracture mechanics parameters, in particular the stress intensity factor K{sub I} and the J integral, has been widely developed for industrial configurations. All the developments have been integrated in the 2005 edition of RSE-M and in 2007 edition of RCC-MR. This series of articles consists of 5 parts: the first part presents an overview of the methods proposed in the RCC-MR and RSE-M codes. Parts II-IV provide the compendia for specific components. The geometries are plates (part II), pipes (part III) and elbows (part IV). This part presents validation of the methods, with details on the process followed for their development and of the evaluation accuracy of the proposed analytical methods.

  16. Interferometer for measuring dynamic corneal topography

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    Micali, Jason Daniel

    The cornea is the anterior most surface of the eye and plays a critical role in vision. A thin fluid layer, the tear film, coats the outer surface of the cornea and serves to protect, nourish, and lubricate the cornea. At the same time, the tear film is responsible for creating a smooth continuous surface where the majority of refraction takes place in the eye. A significant component of vision quality is determined by the shape of the cornea and stability of the tear film. It is desirable to possess an instrument that can measure the corneal shape and tear film surface with the same accuracy and resolution that is currently performed on common optical elements. A dual interferometer system for measuring the dynamic corneal topography is designed, built, and verified. The completed system is validated by testing on human subjects. The system consists of two co-aligned polarization splitting Twyman-Green interferometers designed to measure phase instantaneously. The primary interferometer measures the surface of the tear film while the secondary interferometer simultaneously tracks the absolute position of the cornea. Eye motion, ocular variation, and a dynamic tear film surface will result in a non-null configuration of the surface with respect to the interferometer system. A non-null test results in significant interferometer induced errors that add to the measured phase. New algorithms are developed to recover the absolute surface topography of the tear film and corneal surface from the simultaneous interferometer measurements. The results are high-resolution and high-accuracy surface topography measurements of the in vivo cornea that are captured at standard camera frame rates. This dissertation will cover the development and construction of an interferometer system for measuring the dynamic corneal topography of the human eye. The discussion starts with the completion of an interferometer for measuring the tear film. The tear film interferometer is part of an

  17. Un instrumento de medida para conocer las tendencias de los directivos en la priorización de las acciones de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE

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    Elsa Del Castillo Mory

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE ha evolucionado como concepto. En sus inicios, las mencionesen la literatura sobre el tema vinculaban la RSE con los principios y valores corporativos. Con el paso deltiempo, estos principios y valores se han hecho tangibles en los sistemas de gestión empresarial. Es así quediversos instrumentos internacionales han recogido una gran variedad de prácticas deseables en los distintosámbitos de la actuación de la empresa. Si bien existe abundancia de instrumentos, no hay evidencia de suvalidación en términos de rigurosidad académica. El trabajo aquí presentado ha buscado sistematizar losaportes de diversos instrumentos utilizados en el ámbito internacional, y particularmente en el de Latinoamérica,para producir una escala de medida –validada estadísticamente– que permita la priorización de acciones deRSE. A partir de la aplicación de este instrumento en una muestra de cien de las más grandes empresas queoperan en el Perú, las autoras analizan la forma en que los directivos de estas organizaciones otorgan mayoro menor relevancia a los posibles campos de la actuación responsable. Una mayor comprensión de estadinámica de decisión puede contribuir al desarrollo de mecanismos más efectivos para promover en losdirectivos una visión integral de la gestión de la RSE.Los hallazgos de esta investigación dan cuenta de una visión de la RSE aún heterogénea y lejana al desarrollo deuna conceptualización integral de la actuación responsable, donde el mayor énfasis está puesto en aquellasacciones directamente identificadas con el resultado económico del negocio, en contraposición a aquellas otrasque fortalecen relaciones más amplias con otros grupos de interés de la empresa. Los ámbitos que obtuvieron laspuntuaciones promedio más elevadas fueron: «la oferta de productos y servicios al mercado» y «la gestióninterna», en contraposición con otros ámbitos que exigen una alta

  18. Handheld ESPI-speckle interferometer

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    Skov Hansen, René

    2003-01-01

    . The coherent light source is a laser diode. A web camera with a Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface is employed as the image-capturing device. Likewise, is the piezoelectric translator controlled through the USB interface. The necessary size of the optical set-up depends on the size of the object....... The interferometer presented here is a compact version of the set-up, Which is capable of measuring displacements of small objects, having either a specularly reflecting-or a diffusely scattering surface. The small optical set-up together with the use of the popular USB-communication for acquiring the images...... and controlling the phase of the reference wave constitutes a compact "handheld" instrument and eliminates the need for installing extra hardware, such as frame grabber and Digital to Analog converter, in the host computer....

  19. Miniature Angle Measuring Interferometer (MIAMI)

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    Bauer, Robert J.

    The miniature Angle Measuring Interferometer (MIAMI) is a compact laser interferometer that was developed by Ball to satisfy the sensor needs of various pointing and tracking applications. These include: (1) attitude sensing for fast-steering mirrors and other optical elements, (2) structural monitoring and control for optical benches and other structures requiring micro-positioning, and (3) high-precision encoders for use in measuring the angular position of gimballed payloads and drives. MIAMI is constructed from off-the-shelf optical elements, using the inherent precision of the optical faces for alignment when feasible. In the present configuration, the laser light makes eight passes between the sensor head and the retroreflective target, amplifying the sensitivity of this device by a factor of eight. The interference of the two laser beams create fringe patterns, and the separation between fringes is equivalent to one wavelength of laser light (0.6328 micrometers). MIAMI uses interpolation to further subdivide each fringe spacing by a factor of 8 or 16, depending on configuration. MIAMI exhibits excellent performance characteristics, Its angular resolution is 175 nanoradians, and it achieves this with incremental data rates exceeding 5 MHz. MIAMI can accommodate rapid slew rates (greater than 50 deg/sec) and large angular travel (greater than +/- 20 deg). When used as a linear calibration sensor, MIAMI is capable of approxiamtely 10 nanometer linear resolution. The compact design (approximately 5 cubic in.) and light weight (approximately 8 oz) for the sensor head optics make it a very attractive candidate for space sensor applications.

  20. Utilización de la prensa escrita como medio de divulgación de las acciones de RSE

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    Omaira Cecilia Martínez Moreno

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El tema de la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial –RSE– ha hecho que las empresas se sensibilicen en torno a su nivel de responsabilidad social, cultural, económica y ambiental, entre otros. Esta investigación aborda precisamente estas acciones y su nivel de divulgación en un contexto en particular. Inicialmente se planteó como descriptiva y persiguió hacer un estudio sobre la caracterización tanto cualitativa como cuantitativa de la información inherente a la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial que se publica en el periódico Frontera, de la ciudad de Tijuana, Baja California, México. Se seleccionó este periódico por ser un medio de comunicación líder absoluto en su rubro en la ciudad. En la investigación de campo se establecieron acciones desarrolladas por las empresas en tres grandes áreas: social, ambiental y económica. En rasgos generales, se evidencia una ausencia de cultura hacia la publicación de las acciones que en torno a la RSE se implementan y desarrollan. Las empresas que más publican tanto noticias como publicidad son de carácter público. Las de carácter privado, probablemente sí desarrollen algún tipo de actividad en este sentido, pero desconocen el impacto que la comunicación de éstas puede tener en la percepción de los consumidores actuales o potenciales.

  1. Active noise cancellation in a suspended interferometer

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    Driggers, Jennifer C; Pepper, Keenan; Adhikari, Rana

    2011-01-01

    We demonstrate feed-forward vibration isolation on a suspended Fabry-Perot interferometer using Wiener filtering and a variant of the common Least Mean Square (LMS) adaptive filter algorithm. We compare the experimental results with theoretical estimates of the cancellation efficiency. Using data from the recent LIGO Science Run, we also estimate the impact of this technique on full scale gravitational wave interferometers. In the future, we expect to use this technique to also remove acoustic, magnetic, and gravitational noise perturbations from the LIGO interferometers. This noise cancellation technique is simple enough to implement in standard laboratory environments and can be used to improve SNR for a variety of high precision experiments.

  2. Comparative Sensitivities of Gravitational Wave Detectors Based on Atom Interferometers and Light Interferometers

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    Baker, John G.; Thorpe, J. I.

    2012-01-01

    We consider a class of proposed gravitational wave detectors based on multiple atomic interferometers separated by large baselines and referenced by common laser systems. We compute the sensitivity limits of these detectors due to intrinsic phase noise of the light sources, non-inertial motion of the light sources, and atomic shot noise and compare them to sensitivity limits for traditional light interferometers. We find that atom interferometers and light interferometers are limited in a nearly identical way by intrinsic phase noise and that both require similar mitigation strategies (e.g. multiple arm instruments) to reach interesting sensitivities. The sensitivity limit from motion of the light sources is slightly different and favors the atom interferometers in the low-frequency limit, although the limit in both cases is severe. Whether this potential advantage outweighs the additional complexity associated with including atom interferometers will require further study.

  3. Cascaded interferometers structure based on dual-pass Mach-Zehnder interferometer and Sagnac interferometer for dual-parameter sensing.

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    Wang, Shun; Lu, Ping; Mao, Lili; Liu, Deming; Jiang, Shibin

    2015-01-26

    In this article, we propose and demonstrate a cascaded interferometers structure based on a dual-pass Mach-Zehnder interferometer (DP-MZI) and a Sagnac interferometer (SI) for simultaneous measurement of strain and lateral stress. The cascaded interferometers configuration consists of a SI structure following with a MZI setup. By inserting a section of polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber (PM-PCF) in the sensing loop of the SI structure, an inline interference between the two orthogonal polarization modes of PM-PCF, as well as the interference between the sensing arm and the reference arm of the DP-MZI, i.e., the cascaded interferometers with dual interference, are realized. Theoretical study shows that the reflection spectrum of such cascaded interferometers is consisted of two parts: the big spectrum envelope owing to the SI and the fine interference fringes as a result of the DP-MZI. Experimental results show that the SI achieves the sensitivity of lateral stress and strain 1.28 nm/kPa, 0.78 pm/µε, respectively, while the DP-MZI achieves -0.009 nm/kPa and 5.65 pm/µε, demonstrating the ability for dual parameters measurement with high accuracy.

  4. Michelson Interferometer for Global High-Resolution Thermospheric Imaging (MIGHTI): Monolithic Interferometer Design and Test

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    Harlander, John M.; Englert, Christoph R.; Brown, Charles M.; Marr, Kenneth D.; Miller, Ian J.; Zastera, Vaz; Bach, Bernhard W.; Mende, Stephen B.

    2017-10-01

    The design and laboratory tests of the interferometers for the Michelson Interferometer for Global High-resolution Thermospheric Imaging (MIGHTI) instrument which measures thermospheric wind and temperature for the NASA-sponsored Ionospheric Connection (ICON) Explorer mission are described. The monolithic interferometers use the Doppler Asymmetric Spatial Heterodyne (DASH) Spectroscopy technique for wind measurements and a multi-element photometer approach to measure thermospheric temperatures. The DASH technique and overall optical design of the MIGHTI instrument are described in an overview followed by details on the design, element fabrication, assembly, laboratory tests and thermal control of the interferometers that are the heart of MIGHTI.

  5. French RSE-M and RCC-MR code appendices for flaw analysis: Presentation of the fracture parameters calculation-Part I: General overview

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    Marie, S. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France)], E-mail: stephane.marie@cea.fr; Chapuliot, S.; Kayser, Y. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Lacire, M.H. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DDIN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Drubay, B. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Barthelet, B. [EDF/EPN, Site Cap Ampere, 1 place Pleyel 93207, Saint Denis Cedex 1 (France); Le Delliou, P. [EDF Pole Industrie-Division R and D, Site des Renardieres, Route de Sens, Ecuelles, 77250 Moret sur Loing Cedex (France); Rougier, V. [EDF/UTO SIS/GAM, 6, avenue Montaigne, 93192 Noisy le Grand (France); Naudin, C. [EDF/SEPTEN, 12-14, avenue Dutrievoz, 69628 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); Gilles, P.; Triay, M. [AREVA ANP, Tour AREVA, 92084 Paris La Defense Cedex 16 (France)

    2007-10-15

    Two French nuclear codes include flaw assessment procedures: the RSE-M code 'Rules for In-service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components' and the RCC-MR code 'Design and Construction rules for mechanical components of FBR nuclear islands and high temperature applications'. An important effort of development of these analytical methods has been made for the last 10 years in the frame of a collaboration between CEA, EDF and AREVA-NP, and in the frame of R and D actions involving CEA and IRSN. These activities have led to a unification of the common methods of the two codes. The calculation of fracture mechanics parameters, and in particular the stress intensity factor K{sub I} and the J integral, has been widely developed for industrial configurations. All developments have been integrated in the 2005 edition of RSE-M and in the 2007 edition of RCC-MR. This series of articles is composed of five parts: this first one presents an overview of the methods proposed in the RCC-MR and RSE-M codes. Parts II-IV provide compendia for specific components: plates (part II), pipes (part III) and elbows (part IV). Finally, part V presents the validation elements of the methods, with details on the process followed for their development and on evaluation of the accuracy of the proposed analytical methods. This first article of the series presents an overview of the calculation of K{sub I} and J in these two codes and describes briefly the defect assessment analyses. Specific details in the Appendix A16 of RCC-MR (LBB procedure and creep analyses) are also introduced in this article.

  6. French RSE-M and RCC-MR code appendices for flaw analysis: Presentation of the fracture parameters calculation-Part II: Cracked plates

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    Marie, S. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France)], E-mail: stephane.marie@cea.fr; Chapuliot, S.; Kayser, Y. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Lacire, M.H. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DDIN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Drubay, B. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Barthelet, B. [EDF/EPN, Site Cap Ampere, 1 place Pleyel 93207, Saint Denis Cedex 1 (France); Le Delliou, P. [EDF Pole Industrie-Division R and D, Site des Renardieres, Route de Sens, Ecuelles, 77250 Moret sur Loing Cedex (France); Rougier, V. [EDF/UTO SIS/GAM, 6, avenue Montaigne, 93192 Noisy le Grand (France); Naudin, C. [EDF/SEPTEN, 12-14, avenue Dutrievoz, 69628 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); Gilles, P.; Triay, M. [AREVA ANP, Tour AREVA, 92084 Paris La Defense Cedex 16 (France)

    2007-10-15

    French nuclear codes include flaw assessment procedures: the RSE-M Code 'Rules for In-service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components' and the RCC-MR code 'Design and Construction rules for mechanical components of FBR nuclear islands and high temperature applications'. An important effort of development of these analytical methods has been made for the last 10 years in the frame of a collaboration between CEA, EDF and AREVA-NP, and in the frame of R and D actions involving CEA and IRSN. These activities have led to a unification of the common methods of the two codes. The calculation of fracture mechanics parameters, and in particular the stress intensity factor K{sub I} and the J integral, has been widely developed for industrial configurations. All the developments have been integrated in the 2005 edition of RSE-M and in the 2007 edition of RCC-MR. This series of articles is composed of 5 parts: the first part presents an overview of the methods proposed in the RCC-MR and RSE-M codes. Parts II-IV provide compendia for specific components. The geometries are plates (part II), pipes (part III) and elbows (part IV). Finally, part V presents the validation elements of the methods, with details on the process followed for the development and evaluation of the accuracy of the proposed analytical methods. This second article in the series presents all details for the stress intensity factor and J calculations for cracked plates. General data applicable for all defect geometries are first presented, and then, available defect geometries where compendia for K{sub I} and {sigma}{sub ref} calculation are provided are given.

  7. French RSE-M and RCC-MR code appendices for flaw analysis: Presentation of the fracture parameters calculation-Part III: Cracked pipes

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    Marie, S. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France)], E-mail: stephane.marie@cea.fr; Chapuliot, S.; Kayser, Y. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Lacire, M.H. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DDIN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Drubay, B. [CEA Saclay, DEN/DM2S/SEMT/LISN, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Barthelet, B. [EDF/EPN, Site Cap Ampere, 1 place Pleyel 93207, Saint Denis Cedex 1 (France); Le Delliou, P. [EDF Pole Industrie-Division R and D, Site des Renardieres, Route de Sens, Ecuelles, 77250 Moret sur Loing Cedex (France); Rougier, V. [EDF/UTO SIS/GAM, 6, avenue Montaigne, 93192 Noisy le Grand (France); Naudin, C. [EDF/SEPTEN, 12-14, Avenue Dutrievoz, 69628 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); Gilles, P.; Triay, M. [AREVA ANP, Tour AREVA, 92084 Paris La Defense Cedex 16 (France)

    2007-10-15

    French nuclear codes include flaw assessment procedures: the RSE-M Code 'Rules for In-service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components' and the RCC-MR code 'Design and Construction rules for mechanical components of FBR nuclear islands and high-temperature applications'. An important effort of development of these analytical methods has been made for the last 10 years in the frame of collaboration between CEA, EDF and AREVA-NP, and in the frame of R and D actions involving CEA and IRSN. These activities have led to a unification of the common methods of the two codes. The calculation of fracture mechanics parameters, and in particular the stress-intensity factor K{sub I} and the J integral, has been widely developed for industrial configurations. All the developments have been integrated in the 2005 edition of the RSE-M and in the 2007 edition of the RCC-MR. This series of articles is composed of 5 parts: the first part presents an overview of the methods proposed in the RCC-MR and RSE-M codes. Parts II-IV provide compendia for specific components. The geometries are plates (part II), pipes (part III) and elbows (part IV). Part V presents validation, with details on the accuracy of the proposed analytical method. This third part in the series presents details of the stress intensity factor and J calculations for cracked pipes. General data applicable for all defect geometries are first presented, and then, compendia for K{sub I} and {sigma}{sub ref} calculations are provided for specific cases.

  8. La spécificité de la RSE en PME au Maroc. Une approche par la vision stratégique du dirigeant

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    ELBOUSSERGHINI, Jalila; Berger-Douce, Sandrine; Jamal, Youssef

    2016-01-01

    International audience; L'instauration d'une approche RSE implique une réflexion à tous les niveaux de l'organisation (Asselineau & Cromarias, 2011), et la vision stratégique du dirigeant doit ainsi intégrer des principes de responsabilité sociale. Cette notion de vision stratégique apparaît d'importance du fait qu'elle permet d'expliquer les actions stratégiques et de mettre l'accent sur le caractère non formel de la PME (Allain, 1999 ; Smida & Condor, 2001). La responsabilité sociale des PM...

  9. Análisis y propuesta de un modelo de gestión de responsabilidad social empresarial caso: empresas ecuatorianas comprometidas con RSE

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    Espinosa Palomeque, Dayse Virginia

    2010-01-01

    La presente disertación tiene como objetivo la realización de un análisis que permita determinar la existencia o no de un alineamiento entre estrategia empresarial y prácticas de Responsabilidad Social que llevan a cabo empresas enroladas en dicha área. Adicional se plasma la propuesta en un modelo de gestión que sirva de orientación para lograr este alineamiento. El primer capítulo describe las generalidades de la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE), diferencias entre ...

  10. Comparison of Atom Interferometers and Light Interferometers as Space-Based Gravitational Wave Detectors

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    Baker, John G.

    2012-01-01

    We consider a class of proposed gravitational wave detectors based on multiple atomic interferometers separated by large baselines and referenced by common laser systems. We compute the sensitivity limits of these detectors due to intrinsic phase noise of the light sources, non-inertial motion of the light sources, and atomic shot noise and compare them to sensitivity limits for traditional light interferometers. We find that atom interferometers and light interferometers are limited in a nearly identical way by intrinsic phase noise and that both require similar mitigation strategies (e.g. multiple arm instruments) to reach interesting sensitivities. The sensitivity limit from motion of the light sources is slightly different and favors the atom interferometers in the low-frequency limit, although the limit in both cases is severe.

  11. Perfect crystal interferometer and its applications

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    Hasegawa, Yuji [Atominstitut der Oesterreichischen Universitaeten, Vienna (Austria)

    1996-08-01

    The interferometry with angstrom scale wavelength has developed steadily, and various types of interferometers have been investigated. Among them, LLL interferometers are widely used. The first neutron interferometry was achieved in 1962 by Maier-Leibnitz et al. A new type of neutron interferometers was constructed with a perfect crystal, and experimentally performed in 1974 by Rauch et al. The precise measurements with LLL neutron interferometers were performed on scattering length, gravitational effect, coherence, Fizeau effects, spin superposition, complementarity, and post-selection effects. Since the early stage of quantum physics, the double-slit experiment has served as the example of the epistemologically strange features of quantum phenomena, and its course of study is described. The time-delayed interferometry with nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation and phase transfer in time-delayed interferometry with nuclear resonant scattering were experimented, and are briefly reported. A geometric phase factor was derived for a split beam experiment as an example of cyclic evolution. The geometric phase was observed with a two-loop neutron interferometer. All the experimental results showed complete agreement with the theoretical treatment. (K.I.)

  12. Michelson interferometer based spatial phase shift shearography.

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    Xie, Xin; Yang, Lianxiang; Xu, Nan; Chen, Xu

    2013-06-10

    This paper presents a simple spatial phase shift shearography based on the Michelson interferometer. The Michelson interferometer based shearographic system has been widely utilized in industry as a practical nondestructive test tool. In the system, the Michelson interferometer is used as a shearing device to generate a shearing distance by tilting a small angle in one of the two mirrors. In fact, tilting the mirror in the Michelson interferometer also generates spatial frequency shift. Based on this feature, we introduce a simple Michelson interferometer based spatial phase shift shearography. The Fourier transform (FT) method is applied to separate the spectrum on the spatial frequency domain. The phase change due to the loading can be evaluated using a properly selected windowed inverse-FT. This system can generate a phase map of shearography by using only a single image. The effects of shearing angle, spatial resolution of couple charge device camera, and filter methods are discussed in detail. The theory and the experimental results are presented.

  13. Fourier Transform Fabry-Perot Interferometer

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    Snell, Hilary E.; Hays, Paul B.

    1992-01-01

    We are developing a compact, rugged, high-resolution remote sensing instrument with wide spectral scanning capabilities. This relatively new type of instrument, which we have chosen to call the Fourier-Transform Fabry-Perot Interferometer (FT-FPI), is accomplished by mechanically scanning the etalon plates of a Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) through a large optical distance while examining the concomitant signal with a Fourier-transform analysis technique similar to that employed by the Michelson interferometer. The FT-FPI will be used initially as a ground-based instrument to study near-infrared atmospheric absorption lines of trace gases using the techniques of solar absorption spectroscopy. Future plans include modifications to allow for measurements of trace gases in the stratosphere using spectral lines at terahertz frequencies.

  14. Superconducting on-chip microwave interferometers

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    Menzel, Edwin P.; Fischer, Michael; Schneider, Christian; Baust, Alexander; Eder, Peter; Goetz, Jan; Haeberlein, Max; Schwarz, Manuel; Wulschner, Karl Friedrich; Xie, Edwar; Zhong, Ling; Deppe, Frank; Fedorov, Kirill; Huebl, Hans; Marx, Achim; Gross, Rudolf [Walther-Meissner-Institut, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Garching (Germany); Physik-Department, TU Muenchen, Garching (Germany); Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM), Muenchen (Germany)

    2015-07-01

    In the realm of all-microwave quantum computation, information is encoded in itinerant microwave photons propagating along transmission lines. In such a system unitary operations are implemented by linear elements such as beam splitters or interferometers. However, for two-qubit operations non-linear gates, e.g., c-phase gates are required. In this work, we investigate superconducting interferometers as a building block of a c-phase gate. We experimentally characterize their scattering properties and compare them to simulation results. Finally, we discuss our progress towards the realization of a c-phase gate.

  15. Quantum Spin Transport in Mesoscopic Interferometer

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    Zein W. A.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Spin-dependent conductance of ballistic mesoscopic interferometer is investigated. The quantum interferometer is in the form of ring, in which a quantum dot is embedded in one arm. This quantum dot is connected to one lead via tunnel barrier. Both Aharonov- Casher and Aharonov-Bohm e ects are studied. Our results confirm the interplay of spin-orbit coupling and quantum interference e ects in such confined quantum systems. This investigation is valuable for spintronics application, for example, quantum information processing.

  16. Newtonian noise limit in atom interferometers for gravitational wave detection

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    Vetrano, Flavio; Vicere, Andrea [Universita degli Studi di Urbino ' ' Carlo Bo' ' , Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e Fondamenti - DiSBeF, Urbino (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino (Italy)

    2013-10-15

    In this work we study the influence of the Newtonian noise on atom interferometers applied to the detection of gravitational waves, and we compute the resulting limits to the sensitivity in two different configurations: a single atom interferometer, or a pair of atom interferometers operated in a differential configuration. We find that for the instrumental configurations considered, and operating in the frequency range [0.1-10] Hz, the limits would be comparable to those affecting large scale optical interferometers. (orig.)

  17. FIRI-A far-infrared interferometer

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    Helmich, Frank P.; Ivison, R. J.

    Half of the energy ever emitted by stars and accreting objects comes to us in the far-infrared (FIR) waveband and has yet to be properly explored. We propose a powerful Far-InfraRed Interferometer mission, FIRI, to carry out high-resolution imaging spectroscopy in the FIR. This key observational

  18. Method and device for aligning and interferometer

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    Somers, P.A.A.

    2005-01-01

    Method and device for the alignment of an interferometer arrangement, which comprises an object beam part (4), a beam splitting part (5) and a beam combination part (6). A detector unit (2) is arranged to detect an interference pattern for two beams that can be differentiated, via each of n optical

  19. Smart photogalvanic running-grating interferometer

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    Kukhtarev, N. V.; Kukhtareva, T.; Edwards, M. E.

    2005-01-01

    Photogalvanic effect produces actuation of periodic motion of macroscopic LiNbO3 crystal. This effect was applied to the development of an all-optical moving-grating interferometer usable for optical trapping and transport of algae chlorella microorganisms diluted in water with a concentration...

  20. Vibrational dephasing in matter-wave interferometers

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    Rembold, A.; Schütz, G.; Röpke, R.; Chang, W. T.; Hwang, I. S.; Günther, A.; Stibor, A.

    2017-03-01

    Matter-wave interferometry is a highly sensitive tool to measure small perturbations in a quantum system. This property allows the creation of precision sensors for dephasing mechanisms such as mechanical vibrations. They are a challenge for phase measurements under perturbing conditions that cannot be perfectly decoupled from the interferometer, e.g. for mobile interferometric devices or vibrations with a broad frequency range. Here, we demonstrate a method based on second-order correlation theory in combination with Fourier analysis, to use an electron interferometer as a sensor that precisely characterizes the mechanical vibration spectrum of the interferometer. Using the high spatial and temporal single-particle resolution of a delay line detector, the data allows to reveal the original contrast and spatial periodicity of the interference pattern from ‘washed-out’ matter-wave interferograms that have been vibrationally disturbed in the frequency region between 100 and 1000 Hz. Other than with electromagnetic dephasing, due to excitations of higher harmonics and additional frequencies induced from the environment, the parts in the setup oscillate with frequencies that can be different to the applied ones. The developed numerical search algorithm is capable to determine those unknown oscillations and corresponding amplitudes. The technique can identify vibrational dephasing and decrease damping and shielding requirements in electron, ion, neutron, atom and molecule interferometers that generate a spatial fringe pattern on the detector plane.

  1. Background reduction in a young interferometer biosensor

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    Mulder, H. K P; Subramaniam, V.; Kanger, J. S.

    2014-01-01

    Integrated optical Young interferometer (IOYI) biosensors are among the most sensitive label-free biosensors. Detection limits are in the range of 20 fg/mm2. The applicability of these sensors is however strongly hampered by the large background that originates from both bulk refractive index

  2. Absolute distance metrology for space interferometers

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    Swinkels, B.L.; Latoui, A.; Bhattacharya, N.; Wielders, A.A.; Braat, J.J.M.

    2005-01-01

    Future space missions, among which the Darwin Space Interferometer, will consist of several free flying satellites. A complex metrology system is required to have all the components fly accurately in formation and have it operate as a single instrument. Our work focuses on a possible implementation

  3. A generalized, periodic nonlinearity-reduced interferometer for straightness measurements.

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    Wu, Chien-Ming

    2008-06-01

    Periodic nonlinearity is a systematic error limiting the accuracy of displacement measurements at the nanometer level. However, an interferometer with a displacement measurement accuracy of less than 1 nm is required in nanometrology and in fundamental scientific research. To meet this requirement, a generalized, periodic nonlinearity-reduced interferometer, based on three construction principles has been developed for straightness measurements. These three construction principles have resulted in an interferometer with a highly stable design with reduced periodic nonlinearity. Verifications by a straightness interferometer have demonstrated that the periodic nonlinearity was less than 40 pm. The results also demonstrate that the interferometer design is capable of subnanometer accuracy and is useful in nanometrology.

  4. Descripción general de la estructura del área de RSE en BBVA Colombia y aspectos relevantes de su composición y funcionamiento

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    Ortiz Gómez, Sergio Andrés

    2016-01-01

    Este estudio tiene como objetivo principal describir el funcionamiento y la manera como opera el área de RSE en BBVA Colombia. A razón de ello, suscitó un interés por ofrecer un marco de referencia teórico sobre la responsabilidad social, y sus implicaciones dentro de las organizaciones, en cuanto a cambios en el sistema de gestión, diseño estructural, y en la elaboración de nuevas políticas corporativas; derivando en una investigación más profunda sobre su aplicación práctica en las empresas...

  5. El diálogo en la implementación de normas de RSE como promotor del ejercicio adecuado de derechos: un enfoque a partir de la ética del discurso de Jürgen Habermas

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    Gustavo Arturo Zambrano Chavez

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El autor a  manera de  ensayo parte de la ética práctica y la teoría del Derecho, presenta las premisas más importantes acerca de lo que es la RSE a partir del enfoque de la teoría de los grupos de interés; con interés en las comunidades locales; además, trata de explicar  las razones que justifican por qué las empresas—en especial las extractivas— poseen responsabilidades sociales, exponiendo las críticas más resaltantes contra el enfoque de la RSE y cómo tales argumentaciones adolecen de inconvenientes en su fundamentación Propone comprender la RSE a partir de la importancia del diálogo entendido desde la teoría de la ética discursiva de Jürgen Habermas, plantea la propuesta que tratará de demostrar que  el enfoque habermasiano de diálogo en la RSE consolida el debido ejercicio.

  6. What and how does a Michelson interferometer measure?

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    Demjanov, V V

    2010-01-01

    Michelson interferometer is very complicated and capricious instrument. Even more mysterious and difficult to understand the nature of electrodynamic phenomena in moving media, which was studied by rotating the interferometer with two orthogonal coherent beams. Its idea was proposed, as is known, by Maxwell. Undertaking in 1881 the implementation of this idea, Michelson (since then the interferometer bears his name) assumed that the interferometer can measure the shift of the interference fringe when you turn the interferometer in vacuum, in the absence of media in zones of propagation of rays. Not at once there have been comprehended (after 1881 the misunderstanding lasted almost 90 years) that the shift of interference fringe in the Michelson interferometer is absent in vacuum and arises only when light's carriers of the interferometer are formed by dielectric media with the refractive index (n) exceeding unity (n>1). Intricacies of the relations of optically transparent media with the structural elements o...

  7. FLUOR fibered instrument at the IOTA interferometer

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    Coudé du Foresto, Vincent; Perrin, Guy; Ruilier, Cyril; Mennesson, Bertrand P.; Traub, Wesley A.; Lacasse, Marc G.

    1998-07-01

    The FLUOR project started in 1991 with a prototype fiber recombination unit that transformed a pair of independent 80 cm telescopes into a stellar interferometer. An improved version of this unit is now used as part of the instrumentation at the IOTA interferometer on Mt. Hopkins. The system is based on fluoride glass single-mode waveguides for observations at IR wavelengths between 2 and 2.4 micrometers . A triple coupler performs the coherent recombination of the beams and extracts two calibration signals. A passive polarization control is sufficient to maintain the interferometric efficiency above 80 percent, with variations of the order of a few percents form one night to the next. The combination FLUOR/IOTA now routinely provides stellar interferograms on baselines ranging between 5 and 38 m, with an accuracy of 1 percent or better in the fringe visibility measurements.

  8. A continuous cold atomic beam interferometer

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    Xue, Hongbo [State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Joint Institute for Measurement Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Center for Space Science and Applied Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Feng, Yanying, E-mail: yyfeng@tsinghua.edu.cn; Yan, Xueshu; Jiang, Zhikun [State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Joint Institute for Measurement Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Chen, Shu [Joint Institute for Measurement Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Key Laboratory of Instrumentation Science, North University of China, Taiyuan 030051 (China); Wang, Xiaojia [College of Mechanical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Zhou, Zhaoying [State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2015-03-07

    We demonstrate an atom interferometer that uses a laser-cooled continuous beam of {sup 87}Rb atoms having velocities of 10–20 m/s. With spatially separated Raman beams to coherently manipulate the atomic wave packets, Mach–Zehnder interference fringes are observed at an interference distance of 2L = 19 mm. The apparatus operates within a small enclosed area of 0.07 mm{sup 2} at a bandwidth of 190 Hz with a deduced sensitivity of 7.8×10{sup −5} rad/s/√(Hz) for rotations. Using a low-velocity continuous atomic source in an atom interferometer enables high sampling rates and bandwidths without sacrificing sensitivity and compactness, which are important for applications in real dynamic environments.

  9. Simple shearing interferometer suitable for vibration measurements

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    Mihaylova, Emilia M.; Whelan, Maurice P.; Toal, Vincent

    2004-06-01

    Recently there has been an increasing interest in the application of shearography for modal analysis of vibrating objects. New interferometric systems, which are simple and flexible are of interest for engineering and industrial applications. An electronic speckle pattern shearing interferometer (ESPSI) with a very simple shearing device is used for study of vibrations. The shearing device consists of two partially reflective glass plates. The reflection coefficients of the coatings are 0.3 and 0.7 respectively. The distance between the two glass plates controls the size of the shear. The versatility of this simple shearing interferometer is shown. It is demonstrated that the ESPSI system can be used for vibration measurements and phase-shifting implemented for fringe analysis. The results obtained are promising for future applications of the system for modal analysis.

  10. First Colombian Solar Radio Interferometer: current stage

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    Guevara Gómez, J. C.; Martínez Oliveros, J. C.; Calvo-Mozo, B.

    2017-10-01

    Solar radio astronomy is a fast developing research field in Colombia. Here, we present the scientific goals, specifications and current state of the First Colombian Solar Radio Interferometer consisting of two log-periodic antennas covering a frequency bandwidth op to 800 MHz. We describe the importance and benefits of its development to the radioastronomy in Latin America and its impact on the scientific community and general public.

  11. Dynamics of pi-junction interferometer circuits

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    Kornkev, V.K.; Mozhaev, P.B.; Borisenko, I.V.

    2002-01-01

    The pi-junction superconducting circuit dynamics was studied by means of numerical simulation technique. Parallel arrays consisting of Josephson junctions of both 0- and pi-type were studied as a model of high-T-c grain-boundary Josephson junction. The array dynamics and the critical current...... dependence on magnetic field are discussed. Experimental results for dc interferometers with 0 and pi high-T-c bi-crystal Josephson junctions are reported and discussed in comparison with numerical simulation....

  12. Theory for Perfect Transmodal Fabry-Perot Interferometer.

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    Yang, Xiongwei; Kweun, Joshua M; Kim, Yoon Young

    2018-01-08

    We establish the theory for perfect transmodal Fabry-Perot interferometers that can convert longitudinal modes solely to transverse modes and vice versa, reaching up to 100% efficiency. Two exact conditions are derived for plane mechanical waves: simultaneous constructive interferences of each of two coupled orthogonal modes, and intermodal interference at the entrance and exit sides of the interferometer with specific skew polarizations. Because the multimodal interferences and specific skew motions require unique anisotropic interferometers, they are realized by metamaterials. The observed peak patterns by the transmodal interferometers are similar to those found in the single-mode Fabry-Perot resonance, but multimodality complicates the involved mechanics. We provide their design principle and experimented with a fabricated interferometer. This theory expands the classical Fabry-Perot resonance to the realm of mode-coupled waves, having profound impact on general wave manipulation. The transmodal interferometer could sever as a device to transfer wave energy freely between dissimilar modes.

  13. Modelling of interference pattern produced by Michelson interferometer

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    Glebov, Victor; Lashmanov, Oleg

    2016-04-01

    Using of Michelson interferometer is shown in the field of measurement of periodical displacements of the con-trolled object. The foundations of optical interferometry are presented. The features of Michelson interferometer are described. The mathematical model of interference pattern produced by Michelson interferometer is created. It takes in consideration such parameters as the angles at which the mirrors are located and the lengths of two optical paths.

  14. Gravitational Wave Detection with Single-Laser Atom Interferometers

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    Yu, Nan; Tinto, Massimo

    2011-01-01

    A new design for a broadband detector of gravitational radiation relies on two atom interferometers separated by a distance L. In this scheme, only one arm and one laser are used for operating the two atom interferometers. The innovation here involves the fact that the atoms in the atom interferometers are not only considered as perfect test masses, but also as highly stable clocks. Atomic coherence is intrinsically stable, and can be many orders of magnitude more stable than a laser.

  15. Highly Sensitive Sensors Based on Photonic Crystal Fiber Modal Interferometers

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    Joel Villatoro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We review the research on photonic crystal fiber modal interferometers with emphasis placed on the characteristics that make them attractive for different sensing applications. The fabrication of such interferometers is carried out with different post-processing techniques such as grating inscription, tapering or cleaving, and splicing. In general photonic crystal fiber interferometers exhibit low thermal sensitivity while their applications range from sensing strain or temperature to refractive index and volatile organic compounds.

  16. SHIMS -- A Spatial Heterodyne Interferometer for Methane Sounding Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This project develops the Spatial Heterodyne Interferometer for Methane Sounding (SHIMS), a lightweight, compact, robust spectrometer system for remote sensing of...

  17. CAMEX-3 ATMOSPHERIC EMITTED RADIANCE INTERFEROMETER (AERI) V1

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI) was used to make atmospheric temperature and moisture retrievals. AERI provides absolutely calibrated...

  18. Two-path plasmonic interferometer with integrated detector

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    Dyer, Gregory Conrad; Shaner, Eric A.; Aizin, Gregory

    2016-03-29

    An electrically tunable terahertz two-path plasmonic interferometer with an integrated detection element can down convert a terahertz field to a rectified DC signal. The integrated detector utilizes a resonant plasmonic homodyne mixing mechanism that measures the component of the plasma waves in-phase with an excitation field that functions as the local oscillator in the mixer. The plasmonic interferometer comprises two independently tuned electrical paths. The plasmonic interferometer enables a spectrometer-on-a-chip where the tuning of electrical path length plays an analogous role to that of physical path length in macroscopic Fourier transform interferometers.

  19. AGILIS: Agile Guided Interferometer for Longbaseline Imaging Synthesis. Demonstration and concepts of reconfigurable optical imaging interferometers

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    Woillez, Julien; Lai, Olivier; Perrin, Guy; Reynaud, François; Baril, Marc; Dong, Yue; Fédou, Pierre

    2017-06-01

    Context. In comparison to the radio and sub-millimetric domains, imaging with optical interferometry is still in its infancy. Due to the limited number of telescopes in existing arrays, image generation is a demanding process that relies on time-consuming reconfiguration of the interferometer array and super-synthesis. Aims: Using single mode optical fibres for the coherent transport of light from the collecting telescopes to the focal plane, a new generation of interferometers optimized for imaging can be designed. Methods: To support this claim, we report on the successful completion of the `OHANA Iki project: an end-to-end, on-sky demonstration of a two-telescope interferometer, built around near-infrared single mode fibres, carried out as part of the `OHANA project. Results: Having demonstrated that coherent transport by single-mode fibres is feasible, we explore the concepts, performances, and limitations of a new imaging facility with single mode fibres at its heart: Agile Guided Interferometer for Longbaseline Imaging Synthesis (AGILIS). Conclusions: AGILIS has the potential of becoming a next generation facility or a precursor to a much larger project like the Planet Formation Imager (PFI).

  20. Phase-shifting interferometer for surface inspection

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    Tam, Siu Chung; Low, Beng-Yew; Chua, Hock-Chuan; Ho, Anthony T. S.; Neo, Wah-Peng

    1997-08-01

    A phase-shifting Twyman-Green interferometer has been constructed. Using three consecutively captured interferograms, the phase profile of a reflective surface can be determined. Results using various fringe processing techniques are compared. These methods include uniform averaging, Gaussian mask and spin filtering. For simulated fringes superimposed with random noise and fixed-pattern noise, it has been observed that a combination of weighted averaging and spin filtering could generate the best results. The computerized system has been applied to the measurement of the form errors of a silicon wafer and a cosmetic mirror, respectively. The root-mean-square error of the wafer is determined to be 11.13 nm.

  1. Sagnac interferometer for photothermal deflection spectroscopy.

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    Shiokawa, Naoyuki; Mizuno, Yuki; Tsuchiya, Harumasa; Tokunaga, Eiji

    2012-07-01

    Photothermal deflection spectroscopy is combined with a Sagnac interferometer to enhance the sensitivity of the absorption measurement by converting the photothermal beam deflection effect into the light intensity change by the interference effect. Because of stable light interference due to the common path, the signal intensity can be amplified without increasing the noise by extending the optical path length between a sample and a photodetector. The sensitivity is further improved by the use of focusing optics and double-pass geometry. This makes photothermal deflection spectroscopy applicable to any kind of material in the whole visible region with a xenon lamp for excitation and water or air as a deflection medium.

  2. Three Cavity Tunable MEMS Fabry Perot Interferometer

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    Narayanswamy Sivakumar

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper a four-mirror tunable micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMSFabry Perot Interferometer (FPI concept is proposed with the mathematical model. Thespectral range of the proposed FPI lies in the infrared spectrum ranging from 2400 to 4018(nm. FPI can be finely tuned by deflecting the two middle mirrors (or by changing the threecavity lengths. Two different cases were separately considered for the tuning. In case one,tuning was achieved by deflecting mirror 2 only and in case two, both mirrors 2 and 3 weredeflected for the tuning of the FPI.

  3. Commissioning status of the Virgo interferometer

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    Accadia, T [Laboratoire d' Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules (LAPP), IN2P3/CNRS, Universite de Savoie, F-74941 Annecy-le-Vieux (France); Swinkels, B L, E-mail: bas.swinkels@ego-gw.i [European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), I-56021 Cascina (Pi) (Italy)

    2010-04-21

    The Virgo interferometer is one of the big observatories aimed at detecting gravitational waves. This paper will describe the Virgo + upgrades and the commissioning work performed between the first Virgo science run (VSR1) and the second Virgo science run (VSR2). Some first results of VSR2 will be discussed, which was recently started with a good duty cycle and an inspiral range for the detection of binary neutron-star inspirals of 10 Mpc. To conclude, an outlook will be given on some future upgrades of the detector.

  4. A stellar interferometer on the Moon

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    Porro, Irene

    The work I present in this document has been divided into two main parts, the first one related to the IOTA project and the second one related to the study on the lunar interferometer, and an introduction section. Each section can be read independently from the other, however they are presented following the logical order in which the research work has been developed. As a guide for the reader here I describe the content of each chapter, which represents the original contribution (except when it is specifically declared) to the research accomplished. This section consists in the Introduction itself, with a presentation of the motivations for this research work, and in the chapter Interferometry from the Earth and from the Moon. The first part of this chapter shows the performances which are expected to be reached by ground-based interferometers (Colavita, 1992) by using adaptive optics systems (Beckers, 1993). The evaluation is made separately for the case of high resolution imaging and for high accuracy astrometric measurements. The most optimistic results expected for ground-based instruments determine the level of the performance that has to be required from a space interferometer (both an orbiting and a lunar instrument). In the second part of the chapter I specifically deal with the case of a lunar interferometer, which allows to put together the advantages o ered by a ground-based instrument (very long baseline, a stable platform) and those offered by the space environment (absence of atmospheric turbulence, long integration times, and wavelength range of observation from the ultraviolet to the far infrared). In order to evaluate the limits of the lunar interferometer, I need to consider three subjects with which I did not explicitly dealt for the study on IOTA: the maximum length of the baseline (Tango and Twiss, 1974), the maximum integration time, and the performances obtainable at the minimum temperature of operation (Ridgway, 1990). The chapter ends with

  5. Development and Implementation of a Transport Method for the Transport and Reaction Simulation Engine (TaRSE) based on the Godunov-Mixed Finite Element Method

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    James, Andrew I.; Jawitz, James W.; Munoz-Carpena, Rafael

    2009-01-01

    A model to simulate transport of materials in surface water and ground water has been developed to numerically approximate solutions to the advection-dispersion equation. This model, known as the Transport and Reaction Simulation Engine (TaRSE), uses an algorithm that incorporates a time-splitting technique where the advective part of the equation is solved separately from the dispersive part. An explicit finite-volume Godunov method is used to approximate the advective part, while a mixed-finite element technique is used to approximate the dispersive part. The dispersive part uses an implicit discretization, which allows it to run stably with a larger time step than the explicit advective step. The potential exists to develop algorithms that run several advective steps, and then one dispersive step that encompasses the time interval of the advective steps. Because the dispersive step is computationally most expensive, schemes can be implemented that are more computationally efficient than non-time-split algorithms. This technique enables scientists to solve problems with high grid Peclet numbers, such as transport problems with sharp solute fronts, without spurious oscillations in the numerical approximation to the solution and with virtually no artificial diffusion.

  6. DISEÑO METODOLÓGICO PARA LA MEDICIÓN DE LA RSE EN EL SECTOR DEL CARBÓN EN NORTE DE SANTANDER

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    Jorge Enrique Rodríguez Guevara

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es una contribución a la búsqueda de una metodología para medir la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE en el sector del carbón en Norte de Santander. Por tanto, el papel central de las empresas actualmente está enlazado no solo con los negocios, sino también con el beneficio que las empresas pueden generar a la sociedad y su entorno; lo cual, se considera como el elemento clave para enfrentar los desafíos en asuntos de desarrollo, incluyendo un factor de gran importancia en las entidades como son el recurso humano de éstas. Este estudio se ubica en uno de los sectores considerados de talla mundial, por las ventajas comparativas históricas que presenta el sector del carbón y su participación en los mercados globales, en Norte de Santander. Cada vez más la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial, da cuenta de las oportunidades que ofrecen en los negocios internacionales, en aquellas organizaciones que tienen un enfoque sostenible y sustentable en la oferta de productos, no solo por la exigencia de los mercados desarrollados, sino porque significa en términos de competitividad internacional y su participación en el exterior.

  7. Poder y estandarización de la ética: apuntes sobre el sentido de las prácticas de responsabilidad social empresaria (RSE en las organizaciones

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    Carlos Enrique Gómez

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza las prácticas de Responsabilidad Social Empresaria (RSE, haciendo hincapié en dos aspectos centrales que influyen en su implementación y que son habitualmente poco tratados. En primer lugar la ambigüedad de sus significados producto de las características específicas de estas prácticas: las dificultades de estandarizar comportamientos éticos, y los debates y consensos logrados sobre su norma (ISO 26000 entre diferentes grupos internacionales. En segundo término la escasa atención puesta al estudio de las relaciones de poder que se originan entre los actores que componen las denominadas partes interesadas (stakeholders, fundamentalmente en aquellas experiencias orientadas a desarrollar acciones de RSE en la cadena de suministros de las empresas.

  8. An overview of the Keck Interferometer Nuller

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    Serabyn, Eugen

    2003-10-01

    The first high dynamic range interferometry mode planned to come on line at the Keck Observatory is mid-infrared nulling interferometry. In this paper, an overview is given of the goals and experimental configuration of the Keck Interferometer Nuller (KIN). After an introduction to the science enabled by mid-infrared nulling interferometry on the Keck Interferometer's baseline, a system level overview of the experiment is provided, which includes a discussion of the optical path-length matching and stabilization approaches. This is followed by brief tours of both the nulling beam-combiner breadboard and the mid-infrared camera to be used in the experiment. The paper concludes with a discussion of the performance levels attained to date with the mid-infrared nullers built at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. These symmetric nullers, all based on the modified Mach-Zehnder beamcombiner configuration, have now experimentally verified the predicted dual-polarization nulling capability of a reversed beamsplitter pair arrangement. To date, the JPL nulling beamcombiners have nulled broadband thermal mid-infrared radiation to the 10-4 level, and monochromatic (10.6 μm CO2 laser) radiation to the 10-6 level.

  9. Electron transport through a quantum interferometer: a theoretical study

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    Maiti, Santanu K.

    2010-05-01

    In the present work, we explore the properties of electron transport through a quantum interferometer attached symmetrically to two one-dimensional semi-infinite metallic electrodes, namely the source and the drain. The interferometer is made up of two sub-rings where individual sub-rings are penetrated by the Aharonov-Bohm (AB) fluxes phi1 and phi2, respectively. We adopt a simple tight-binding framework to describe the model, and all the calculations are done based on the single-particle Green's function formalism. Our exact numerical calculations describe two-terminal conductance and current as functions of the interferometer-to-electrode coupling strength, magnetic fluxes threaded by left and right sub-rings of the interferometer and the difference of these two fluxes. Our theoretical results reveal several interesting features of electron transport across the interferometer, and these aspects may be utilized to study electron transport in AB geometries.

  10. Demonstration of a quantum-enhanced fiber Sagnac interferometer.

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    Mehmet, Moritz; Eberle, Tobias; Steinlechner, Sebastian; Vahlbruch, Henning; Schnabel, Roman

    2010-05-15

    The injection of squeezed light can be used to improve the sensitivity of an interferometer beyond the limit imposed by the zero-point fluctuation of the electromagnetic field. Here, we report on the realization of such a quantum-enhanced interferometer with a fiber-based Sagnac topology. Continuous wave squeezed states at 1550 nm with a noise reduction of 6.4 dB below shot noise were produced by type I optical parametric amplification and subsequently injected into the dark port of the interferometer. A reduction of the interferometer shot noise by 4.5 dB was observed, and the enhancement of the signal-to-noise ratio for a phase modulation signal generated within the interferometer could be demonstrated. We achieved a 95% fiber transmission for the squeezed states, which suggests that corresponding fiber-based quantum metrology and communication systems are feasible.

  11. Dispersion interferometer using modulation amplitudes on LHD (invited)

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    Akiyama, T., E-mail: takiyama@lhd.nifs.ac.jp; Yasuhara, R.; Kawahata, K. [National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki-shi, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan); Okajima, S.; Nakayama, K. [Chubu University, Matsumoto-cho, Kasugai-shi, Aichi 487-8501 (Japan)

    2014-11-15

    Since a dispersion interferometer is insensitive to mechanical vibrations, a vibration compensation system is not necessary. The CO{sub 2} laser dispersion interferometer with phase modulations on the Large Helical Device utilizes the new phase extraction method which uses modulation amplitudes and can improve a disadvantage of the original dispersion interferometer: measurement errors caused by variations of detected intensities. The phase variation within ±2 × 10{sup 17} m{sup −3} is obtained without vibration compensation system. The measured line averaged electron density with the dispersion interferometer shows good agreement with that with the existing far infrared laser interferometer. Fringe jump errors in high density ranging up to 1.5 × 10{sup 20} m{sup −3} can be overcome by a sufficient sampling rate of about 100 kHz.

  12. Solar Confocal interferometers for Sub-Picometer-Resolution Spectral Filters

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    Gary, G. Allen; Pietraszewski, Chris; West, Edward A.; Dines. Terence C.

    2007-01-01

    The confocal Fabry-Perot interferometer allows sub-picometer spectral resolution of Fraunhofer line profiles. Such high spectral resolution is needed to keep pace with the higher spatial resolution of the new set of large-aperture solar telescopes. The line-of-sight spatial resolution derived for line profile inversions would then track the improvements of the transverse spatial scale provided by the larger apertures. In particular, profile inversion allows improved velocity and magnetic field gradients to be determined independent of multiple line analysis using different energy levels and ions. The confocal interferometer's unique properties allow a simultaneous increase in both etendue and spectral power. The higher throughput for the interferometer provides significant decrease in the aperture, which is important in spaceflight considerations. We have constructed and tested two confocal interferometers. A slow-response thermal-controlled interferometer provides a stable system for laboratory investigation, while a piezoelectric interferometer provides a rapid response for solar observations. In this paper we provide design parameters, show construction details, and report on the laboratory test for these interferometers. The field of view versus aperture for confocal interferometers is compared with other types of spectral imaging filters. We propose a multiple etalon system for observing with these units using existing planar interferometers as pre-filters. The radiometry for these tests established that high spectral resolution profiles can be obtained with imaging confocal interferometers. These sub-picometer spectral data of the photosphere in both the visible and near-infrared can provide important height variation information. However, at the diffraction-limited spatial resolution of the telescope, the spectral data is photon starved due to the decreased spectral passband.

  13. Microprecision interferometer: scorecard on technology readiness for the Space Interferometer Mission

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    Goullioud, Renaud; Dekens, Frank G.; Neat, Gregory W.

    2000-07-01

    This paper presents the first ever `scorecard' showing how well the Space Interferometer Mission is expected to meet the vibration attenuation requirements for its instrument. The spacecraft reaction wheel assembly, the primary on-board vibration source, shakes the structure in the frequency range from 2 Hz to 1000 Hz. Optical path differences and wavefront tip-tilts must be maintained to a few nanometers and tens of milli-arcseconds respectively, in this disturbance environment.

  14. Distributed acoustic sensing with Michelson interferometer demodulation

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    Liu, Xiaohui; Wang, Chen; Shang, Ying; Wang, Chang; Zhao, Wenan; Peng, Gangding; Wang, Hongzhong

    2017-09-01

    The distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) has been extensively studied and widely used. A distributed acoustic sensing system based on the unbalanced Michelson interferometer with phase generated carrier (PGC) demodulation was designed and tested. The system could directly obtain the phase, amplitude, frequency response, and location information of sound wave at the same time and measurement at all points along the sensing fiber simultaneously. Experiments showed that the system successfully measured the acoustic signals with a phase-pressure sensitivity about-148 dB (re rad/μPa) and frequency response ripple less than 1.5 dB. The further field experiment showed that the system could measure signals at all points along the sensing fiber simultaneously.

  15. Gravitational waves interferometer and the VIRGO project

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    Gaddi, A

    2002-01-01

    Radio, optical and X-rays telescopes are improving our knowledge of deep space. All these telescopes detect electromagnetic radiation at various frequencies. But a different kind of radiation is generated in the deeper space; it is the gravitational one. Gravitational waves change the space-time metric. As a consequence, GW telescopes should detect an extremely small strain (h < 10/sup -21/) of the geometry of a reference frame; if the frame has a reference dimension (L) of some kilometers, the deformation amplitude ( Delta L = h * L) is limited to 10/sup -16/ meters. Laser interferometers are the most suitable devices to make precise measurements of distances. Their resolution is limited by the laser wavelength ( lambda = 10/sup -6/ meters) and by the light wave-shift detection capability ( Delta Phi = 1 ppb). These theoretical limits are strongly degraded by different noise sources, which reduce the actual resolution by several orders of magnitude. Applied physicists and engineers are working together to...

  16. Digital holographic interferometer with correction of distortions

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    Sevryugin, A. A.; Pulkin, S. A.; Tursunov, I. M.; Venediktov, D. V.; Venediktov, V. Y.

    2015-10-01

    The paper considers the use of holographic interferometer for hologram re-recording with correction of distortions. Each optical system contains some beam path deviations, called aberrations of the optical system. They are seen in the resulting interference pattern as a distortion of fringes. While increasing the sensitivity of the interference pattern by N times at the same time we introduce new aberrations, caused by re-recording setup in addition to aberrations that are already presented on the interferogram, caused by initial recording, also multiplied by N times. In this experiment we decided to use a modified setup with spatially combined interferograms with use of matrix spatial light modulator and digital image processing of the interferograms recorded by CCD or CMOS camera.

  17. Over-under double-pass interferometer

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    Schindler, Rudolf A. (Inventor)

    1980-01-01

    An over-under double-pass interferometer in which the beamsplitter area and thickness can be reduced to conform only with optical flatness considerations is achieved by offsetting the optical center line of one cat's-eye retroreflector relative to the optical center line of the other in order that one split beam be folded into a plane distinct from the other folded split beam. The beamsplitter is made transparent in one area for a first folded beam to be passed to a mirror for doubling back and is made totally reflective in another area for the second folded beam to be reflected to a mirror for doubling back. The two beams thus doubled back are combined in the central, beam-splitting area of the beamsplitter and passed to a detector. This makes the beamsplitter insensitive to minimum-thickness requirements and selection of material.

  18. La estrategia de valorización de una multinacional de cosméticos: explotación sexuada del trabajo y Responsabilidad Social Empresaria (RSE

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    Cecilia Anigstein

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se propone analizar el modo a través del cual en la empresa de cosméticos Avon se articulan explotación sexuada del trabajo con responsabilidad social empresaria, para configurar una estrategia de valorización singular. Adentrándose en los mundos de las revendedoras y las operarias de Avon –la mayor empresa multinacional dedicada a la producción y venta de cosméticos a través del sistema de “venta directa”– se indaga cómo la empresa capitaliza en su beneficio las ventajas de la utilización de fuerza de trabajo femenina. Si bien las políticas empresarias de Avon se presentan como inconexas entre sí, pueden ser leídas como una estrategia de valorización particular, pasible de ser desagregada analíticamente en dos elementos que se encuentran articulados. El primero, que denominamos explotación sexuada del trabajo, consiste en la utilización intensiva de fuerza de trabajo femenina tanto para la producción (en la fábrica como para la comercialización de los productos (a través del sistema de venta directa. El segundo se basa en la implementación de políticas de RSE como elemento crucial de la valorización, tanto en la esfera productiva como en la esfera de la comercialización

  19. Michelson-type Radio Interferometer for University Education

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    Koda, Jin; Barrett, J. W.; Hasegawa, T.; Hayashi, M.; Shafto, G.; Slechta, J.

    2013-01-01

    Despite the increasing importance of interferometry in astronomy, the lack of educational interferometers is an obstacle to training the futue generation of astronomers. Students need hands-on experiments to fully understand the basic concepts of interferometry. Professional interferometers are often too complicated for education, and it is difficult to guarantee access for classes in a university course. We have built a simple and affordable radio interferometer for education and used it for an undergraduate and graduate laboratory project. This interferometer's design is based on the Michelson & Peace's stellar optical interferometer, but operates at a radio wavelength using a commercial broadcast satellite dish and receiver. Two side mirrors are surfaced with kitchen aluminum foil and slide on a ladder, providing baseline coverage. This interferometer can resolve and measure the diameter of the Sun, a nice daytime experiment which can be carried out even under a marginal weather (i.e., partial cloud coverage). Commercial broadcast satellites provide convenient point sources. By comparing the Sun and satellites, students can learn how an interferometer works and resolves structures in the sky.

  20. Fourier-transform and global contrast interferometer alignment methods

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    Goldberg, Kenneth A.

    2001-01-01

    Interferometric methods are presented to facilitate alignment of image-plane components within an interferometer and for the magnified viewing of interferometer masks in situ. Fourier-transforms are performed on intensity patterns that are detected with the interferometer and are used to calculate pseudo-images of the electric field in the image plane of the test optic where the critical alignment of various components is being performed. Fine alignment is aided by the introduction and optimization of a global contrast parameter that is easily calculated from the Fourier-transform.

  1. Blind operation of optical astronomical interferometers options and predicted performance

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    Beckers, Jacques M.

    1991-01-01

    Maximum sensitivity for optical interferometers is achieved only when the optical path lengths between the different arms can be equalized without using interference fringes on the research object itself. This is called 'blind operation' of the interferometer. This paper examines different options to achieve this, focusing on the application to the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). It is proposed that blind operation should be done using a so-called coherence autoguider, working on an unresolved star of magnitude V = 11-13 within the isoplanatic patch for coherencing, which has a diameter of about 1 deg. Estimates of limiting magnitudes for the VLTI are also derived.

  2. Using the Talbot_Lau_interferometer_parameters Spreadsheet

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    Kallman, Jeffrey S. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2015-06-04

    Talbot-Lau interferometers allow incoherent X-ray sources to be used for phase contrast imaging. A spreadsheet for exploring the parameter space of Talbot and Talbot-Lau interferometers has been assembled. This spreadsheet allows the user to examine the consequences of choosing phase grating pitch, source energy, and source location on the overall geometry of a Talbot or Talbot-Lau X-ray interferometer. For the X-ray energies required to penetrate scanned luggage the spacing between gratings is large enough that the mechanical tolerances for amplitude grating positioning are unlikely to be met.

  3. Spatially translatable optical fiber-coupled heterodyne interferometer

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    Seo, Byonghoon; Bellan, Paul M.

    2017-12-01

    An interferometer is a useful diagnostic tool for measuring line-averaged electron density but is limited in its use because it generally measures at a fixed location. We report here a spatially translatable fiber-coupled interferometer that measures the density of a high-speed MHD-driven plasma jet colliding with a target cloud. The interferometer uses a He-Ne laser coupled to a polarization-maintaining single mode optical fiber having a vacuum feedthrough. The interferometer provides a measure of the spatial-temporal profile of the line-averaged electron density from which the change in jet velocity as a result of its collision with the target cloud can be deduced.

  4. UARS Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AT V001

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AT data product consists of daily, 65.536 second interval time-ordered vertical profiles of meridional and zonal wind...

  5. Bell's inequality for the Mach-Zehnder interferometer

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    Johansen, Lars M.

    1996-01-01

    We show that no local, hidden variable model can be given for two-channel states exhibiting both a sufficiently high interference visibility and a sufficient degree of anticorrelation in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

  6. UARS Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AL V001

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AL data product consists of daily, 4 degree increment latitude-ordered vertical profiles of meridional and zonal wind...

  7. Unobtrusive interferometer tracking by path length oscillation for multidimensional spectroscopy

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    Lee, Kevin; Bonvalet, Adeline; Nuernberger, Patrick; Joffre, Manuel

    2009-01-01

    International audience; We track the path difference between interferometer arms with few-nanometer accuracy without adding optics to the beam path. We measure the interference of a helium-neon beam that copropagates through the interferometer with midinfrared pulses used for multidimensional spectroscopy. This can indicate motion, but not direction. By oscillating the path length of one arm with a mirror on a piezoelectric stack and monitoring the oscillations of the recombined helium-neon b...

  8. Quantum Hall Mach-Zehnder interferometer at fractional filling factors

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    Deviatov, E. V.; Egorov, S. V.; Biasiol, G.; Sorba, L.

    2012-01-01

    We use a Mach-Zehnder quantum Hall interferometer of a novel design to investigate the interference effects at fractional filling factors. Our device brings together the advantages of usual Mach-Zehnder and Fabry-Perot quantum Hall interferometers. It realizes the simplest-for-analysis Mach-Zehnder interference scheme, free from Coulomb blockade effects. By contrast to the standard Mach-Zehnder realization, our device does not contain an etched region inside the interference loop. For the fir...

  9. Rainbow schlieren vs Mach-Zehnder interferometer - A comparison

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    Howes, W. L.

    1985-01-01

    The rainbow schlieren apparatus is simpler, cheaper, and more easily built to large scale than the interferometer. The accuracies of the two instruments are similar but only if refraction is properly accounted for in interferometry. The measurement thresholds of both instruments are similar. The rainbow schlieren device provides more detailed information because the detection threshold of the rainbow schlieren is an order of magnitude better than that of the interferometer.

  10. Highly stable polarization independent Mach-Zehnder interferometer

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    Mičuda, Michal, E-mail: micuda@optics.upol.cz; Doláková, Ester; Straka, Ivo; Miková, Martina; Dušek, Miloslav; Fiurášek, Jaromír; Ježek, Miroslav, E-mail: jezek@optics.upol.cz [Department of Optics, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, 17. listopadu 1192/12, 77146 Olomouc (Czech Republic)

    2014-08-15

    We experimentally demonstrate optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer utilizing displaced Sagnac configuration to enhance its phase stability. The interferometer with footprint of 27×40 cm offers individually accessible paths and shows phase deviation less than 0.4° during a 250 s long measurement. The phase drift, evaluated by means of Allan deviation, stays below 3° or 7 nm for 1.5 h without any active stabilization. The polarization insensitive design is verified by measuring interference visibility as a function of input polarization. For both interferometer's output ports and all tested polarization states the visibility stays above 93%. The discrepancy in visibility for horizontal and vertical polarization about 3.5% is caused mainly by undesired polarization dependence of splitting ratio of the beam splitter used. The presented interferometer device is suitable for quantum-information and other sensitive applications where active stabilization is complicated and common-mode interferometer is not an option as both the interferometer arms have to be accessible individually.

  11. Highly stable polarization independent Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

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    Mičuda, Michal; Doláková, Ester; Straka, Ivo; Miková, Martina; Dušek, Miloslav; Fiurášek, Jaromír; Ježek, Miroslav

    2014-08-01

    We experimentally demonstrate optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer utilizing displaced Sagnac configuration to enhance its phase stability. The interferometer with footprint of 27×40 cm offers individually accessible paths and shows phase deviation less than 0.4° during a 250 s long measurement. The phase drift, evaluated by means of Allan deviation, stays below 3° or 7 nm for 1.5 h without any active stabilization. The polarization insensitive design is verified by measuring interference visibility as a function of input polarization. For both interferometer's output ports and all tested polarization states the visibility stays above 93%. The discrepancy in visibility for horizontal and vertical polarization about 3.5% is caused mainly by undesired polarization dependence of splitting ratio of the beam splitter used. The presented interferometer device is suitable for quantum-information and other sensitive applications where active stabilization is complicated and common-mode interferometer is not an option as both the interferometer arms have to be accessible individually.

  12. Compact atom interferometer using single laser

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    Chiow, Sheng-Wey; Yu, Nan

    2017-04-01

    Atom interferometer (AI) based sensors exhibit precision and accuracy unattainable with classical sensors, thanks to the inherent stability of atomic properties. The complexity of required laser system and the size of vacuum chamber driven by optical access requirement limit the applicability of such technology in size, weight, and power (SWaP) challenging environments, such as in space. For instance, a typical physics package of AI includes six viewports for laser cooling and trapping, two for AI beams, and two more for detection and a vacuum pump. Similarly, a typical laser system for an AI includes two lasers for cooling and repumping, and two for Raman transitions as AI beam splitters. In this presentation, we report our efforts in developing a miniaturized atomic accelerometer for planetary exploration. We will describe a physics package configuration having minimum optical access (thus small volume), and a laser and optics system utilizing a single laser for the sensor operation. Preliminary results on acceleration sensitivity will be discussed. We will also illustrate a path for further packaging and integration based on the demonstrated concepts. This research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  13. Magnetometer Based On Spin Wave Interferometer

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    Balynsky, M; Chiang, H; Kozhevnikov, A; Filimonov, Y; Balandin, A A; Khitun, A

    2016-01-01

    We describe magnetic field sensor based on spin wave interferometer. Its sensing element consists of a magnetic cross junction with four micro-antennas fabricated at the edges. Two of these antennas are used for spin wave excitation and two others antennas are used for the detection of the inductive voltage produced by the interfering spin waves. Two waves propagating in the orthogonal arms of the cross may accumulate significantly different phase shifts depending on the magnitude and the direction of the external magnetic field. This phenomenon is utilized for magnetic field sensing. The sensitivity has maximum at the destructive interference condition, where a small change of the external magnetic field results in a drastic increase of the inductive voltage as well as the change of the output phase. We report experimental data obtained on a micrometer scale Y3Fe2(FeO4)3 cross structure. The change of the inductive voltage near the destructive interference point exceeds 40 dB per 1 Oe. At the same time, the ...

  14. With the VLT Interferometer towards Sharper Vision

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    2000-05-01

    The Nova-ESO VLTI Expertise Centre Opens in Leiden (The Netherlands) European science and technology will gain further strength when the new, front-line Nova-ESO VLTI Expertise Centre (NEVEC) opens in Leiden (The Netherlands) this week. It is a joint venture of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) (itself a collaboration between the Universities of Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden, and Utrecht) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). It is concerned with the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). The Inauguration of the new Centre will take place on Friday, May 26, 2000, at the Gorlaeus Laboratory (Lecture Hall no. 1), Einsteinweg 55 2333 CC Leiden; the programme is available on the web. Media representatives who would like to participate in this event and who want further details should contact the Nova Information Centre (e-mail: jacques@astro.uva.nl; Tel: +31-20-5257480 or +31-6-246 525 46). The inaugural ceremony is preceded by a scientific workshop on ground and space-based optical interferometry. NEVEC: A Technology Centre of Excellence As a joint project of NOVA and ESO, NEVEC will develop in the coming years the expertise to exploit the unique interferometric possibilities of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) - now being built on Paranal mountain in Chile. Its primary goals are the * development of instrument modeling, data reduction and calibration techniques for the VLTI; * accumulation of expertise relevant for second-generation VLTI instruments; and * education in the use of the VLTI and related matters. NEVEC will develop optical equipment, simulations and software to enable interferometry with VLT [1]. The new Center provides a strong impulse to Dutch participation in the VLTI. With direct involvement in this R&D work, the scientists at NOVA will be in the front row to do observations with this unique research facility, bound to produce top-level research and many exciting new discoveries. The ESO VLTI at Paranal ESO PR Photo 14a/00

  15. "First Light" for the VLT Interferometer

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    2001-03-01

    Excellent Fringes From Bright Stars Prove VLTI Concept Summary Following the "First Light" for the fourth of the 8.2-m telescopes of the VLT Observatory on Paranal in September 2000, ESO scientists and engineers have just successfully accomplished the next major step of this large project. On March 17, 2001, "First Fringes" were obtained with the VLT Interferometer (VLTI) - this important event corresponds to the "First Light" for an astronomical telescope. At the VLTI, it occurred when the infrared light from the bright star Sirius was captured by two small telescopes and the two beams were successfully combined in the subterranean Interferometric Laboratory to form the typical pattern of dark and bright lines known as " interferometric fringes ". This proves the success of the robust VLTI concept, in particular of the "Delay Line". On the next night, the VLTI was used to perform a scientific measurement of the angular diameter of another comparatively bright star, Alpha Hydrae ( Alphard ); it was found to be 0.00929±0.00017 arcsec . This corresponds to the angular distance between the two headlights of a car as seen from a distance of approx. 35,000 kilometres. The excellent result was obtained during a series of observations, each lasting 2 minutes, and fully confirming the impressive predicted abilities of the VLTI . This first observation with the VLTI is a monumental technological achievement, especially in terms of accuracy and stability . It crucially depends on the proper combination and functioning of a large number of individual opto-mechnical and electronic elements. This includes the test telescopes that capture the starlight, continuous and extremely precise adjustment of the various mirrors that deflect the light beams as well as the automatic positioning and motion of the Delay Line carriages and, not least, the optimal tuning of the VLT INterferometer Commissionning Instrument (VINCI). These initial observations prove the overall concept for the

  16. Dual interferometer system for measuring index of refraction

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    Goodwin, Eric Peter

    The optical power of a lens is determined by the surface curvature and the refractive index, n. Knowledge of the index is required for accurate lens design models and for examining material variations from sample to sample. The refractive index of glass can be accurately measured using a prism spectrometer, but measuring the index of soft contact lens materials presents many challenges. These materials are non-rigid, thin, and must remain hydrated in a saline solution during testing. Clearly an alternative to a prism spectrometer must be used to accurately measure index. A Dual Interferometer System has been designed, built and characterized as a novel method for measuring the refractive index of transparent optical materials, including soft contact lens materials. The first interferometer is a Low Coherence Interferometer in a Twyman-Green configuration with a scanning reference mirror. The contact lens material sample is placed in a measurement cuvette, where it remains hydrated. By measuring the locations of the multiple optical interfaces, the physical thickness t of the material is measured. A new algorithm has been developed for processing the low coherence signals obtained from the reflection at each optical interface. The second interferometer is a Mach-Zehnder interferometer with a tunable HeNe laser light source. This interferometer measures the optical path length (OPL) of the test sample in the cuvette in transmission as a function of five wavelengths in the visible spectrum. This is done using phase-shifting interferometry. Multiple thickness regions are used to solve 2pi phase ambiguities in the OPL. The outputs of the two interferometers are combined to determine the refractive index as a function of wavelength: n(lambda) = OPL(lambda)/t. Since both t and OPL are measured using a detector array, n is measured at hundreds of thousands of data points. A measurement accuracy of 0.0001 in refractive index is achieved with this new instrument, which is

  17. Phase-sharing using a Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

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    Thomas, Lijo; Ivan, J Solomon; Ameen Yasir, P A; Sharma, Richa; Singh, Rakesh Kumar; Narayanamurthy, C S; Dasgupta, K S

    2015-02-01

    A phase-sharing scheme using the Mach-Zehnder interferometric setup is demonstrated. Two coherent light fields of the same wavelength which have orthogonal polarizations are used as sources at the two ends of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. They are made to interfere independently at the opposing ends of the interferometer so that the phase estimated by two observers at the two opposing ends of the interferometer is nearly identical. The scheme could in principle be used by two observers to simultaneously monitor and study a phase object inserted in one of the arms of the interferometer. A pseudorandom phase plate which mimics atmospheric turbulence is inserted in one of the arms of the interferometer to demonstrate that such a phase-sharing scheme could be converted to a secret-key sharing scheme. Shared secret-key generation is demonstrated through evaluation of the phase correlates of the shared phase samples available at their respective ends. The shared random phases could also be used in a more direct manner by the respective observers for random phase encryption of images.

  18. Polarization phase-shifting cyclic Jamin shearing interferometer

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    Wang, Lijuan; Liu, Liren; Sun, Jianfeng; Zhou, Yu; Dai, Enwen; Wu, Yapeng

    2012-10-01

    In the inter-satellite laser communication, the laser beam transmitted from the optical terminals is required to be highly collimated and its divergence approaches diffraction-limit. For testing the diffraction-limit wavefront, a polarization phase-shifting cyclic Jamin shearing interferometer is proposed. It is composed of a Jamin plate with a PBS film coated on its front surface, a right-angle prism reflecting beams two times, a shearing plate shearing beams by its rotation and a polarization phase shifter. The laser beam to be test is incident on the Jamin plate and gives rise to two interference beams with mutually perpendicular polarization directions by the PBS film. The two beams falls on the right-angle prism before or after passing through the shearing plate. With reflection of the right-angle prism, a cyclic Jamin shearing interferometric light path is formed. Two emitted beams go into the polarization phase shifter to obtain phase-shifting interferograms. In this interferometer, the cyclic interferometric light path can eliminate error of the surface profile of the optical element and the effect of environment. The interferometer has polarization phase shifting function and its fringe visibility is high. Therefore the interferometer can obtain high accuracy with variable shearing amount. In experiments, phase-shifting interferograms are obtained and the usefulness of the interferometer is verified.

  19. Decoupling of a neutron interferometer from temperature gradients.

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    Saggu, P; Mineeva, T; Arif, M; Cory, D G; Haun, R; Heacock, B; Huber, M G; Li, K; Nsofini, J; Sarenac, D; Shahi, C B; Skavysh, V; Snow, W M; Werner, S A; Young, A R; Pushin, D A

    2016-12-01

    Neutron interferometry enables precision measurements that are typically operated within elaborate, multi-layered facilities which provide substantial shielding from environmental noise. These facilities are necessary to maintain the coherence requirements in a perfect crystal neutron interferometer which is extremely sensitive to local environmental conditions such as temperature gradients across the interferometer, external vibrations, and acoustic waves. The ease of operation and breadth of applications of perfect crystal neutron interferometry would greatly benefit from a mode of operation which relaxes these stringent isolation requirements. Here, the INDEX Collaboration and National Institute of Standards and Technology demonstrates the functionality of a neutron interferometer in vacuum and characterize the use of a compact vacuum chamber enclosure as a means to isolate the interferometer from spatial temperature gradients and time-dependent temperature fluctuations. The vacuum chamber is found to have no depreciable effect on the performance of the interferometer (contrast) while improving system stability, thereby showing that it is feasible to replace large temperature isolation and control systems with a compact vacuum enclosure for perfect crystal neutron interferometry.

  20. Conversion of conventional gravitational-wave interferometers into quantum nondemolition interferometers by modifying their input and/or output optics

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    Kimble, H. J.; Levin, Yuri; Matsko, Andrey B.; Thorne, Kip S.; Vyatchanin, Sergey P.

    2002-01-01

    The LIGO-II gravitational-wave interferometers (ca. 2006-2008) are designed to have sensitivities near the standard quantum limit (SQL) in the vicinity of 100 Hz. This paper describes and analyzes possible designs for subsequent LIGO-III interferometers that can beat the SQL. These designs are identical to a conventional broad band interferometer (without signal recycling), except for new input and/or output optics. Three designs are analyzed: (i) a squeezed-input interferometer (conceived by Unruh based on earlier work of Caves) in which squeezed vacuum with frequency-dependent (FD) squeeze angle is injected into the interferometer's dark port; (ii) a variational-output interferometer (conceived in a different form by Vyatchanin, Matsko and Zubova), in which homodyne detection with FD homodyne phase is performed on the output light; and (iii) a squeezed-variational interferometer with squeezed input and FD-homodyne output. It is shown that the FD squeezed-input light can be produced by sending ordinary squeezed light through two successive Fabry-Pérot filter cavities before injection into the interferometer, and FD-homodyne detection can be achieved by sending the output light through two filter cavities before ordinary homodyne detection. With anticipated technology (power squeeze factor e-2R=0.1 for input squeezed vacuum and net fractional loss of signal power in arm cavities and output optical train ɛ*=0.01) and using an input laser power Io in units of that required to reach the SQL (the planned LIGO-II power, ISQL), the three types of interferometer could beat the amplitude SQL at 100 Hz by the following amounts μ≡(Sh)/(SSQLh) and with the following corresponding increase V=1/μ3 in the volume of the universe that can be searched for a given noncosmological source: Squeezed input-μ~=(e-2R)~=0.3 and V~=1/0.33~=30 using Io/ISQL=1. Variational-output-μ~=ɛ1/4*~=0.3 and V~=30 but only if the optics can handle a ten times larger power: Io/ISQL~=1/(ɛ*)=10

  1. High-Resolution Broadband Spectroscopy Using an Externally Dispersed Interferometer

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    Erskine, David J.; Edelstein, Jerry; Feuerstein, W. Michael; Welsh, Barry

    2003-08-01

    An externally dispersed interferometer (EDI) is a series combination of a fixed delay interferometer and an external grating spectrograph. We describe how the EDI can boost the effective resolving power of an echelle or linear grating spectrograph by a factor of 2-3 or more over the spectrograph's full bandwidth. The interferometer produces spectral fringes over the entire spectrograph's bandwidth. The fringes heterodyne with spectral features to provide a low spatial frequency moiré pattern. The heterodyning is numerically reversed to recover highly detailed spectral information unattainable by the spectrograph alone. We demonstrate resolution boosting for stellar and solar measurements of two-dimensional echelle and linear grating spectra. An effective spectral resolution of ~100,000 has been obtained from the ~50,000 resolution Lick Observatory two-dimensional echelle spectrograph, and that of ~50,000 from an ~20,000 resolution linear grating spectrograph.

  2. The Virgo gravitational wave interferometer: status and perspectives

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    2018-01-01

    The first recording of a signal from a binary neutron star system by the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo interferometers, and the observation of its remnants by telescopes in all bands of the electromagnetic spectrum, marked the beginning of multimessenger astronomy with gravitational waves. This followed the detection of gravitational wave signals by the LIGO interferometers in 2015, which started the detailed study of highly curved space time. These achievements come after decades of work spent understanding how to measure the tiny space time strain (h ~ 10-21) carried by gravitational waves. In the future, detectors will able to extract much more precise information from these events, or record signals from fainter sources, providing a new view of the Universe. After a presentation of the Virgo interferometer, the main results obtained from binary black hole and neutron star detection are reviewed. The focus will then shift on the perspective offered by a further reduction of noise in ground based interf...

  3. Six-channel adaptive fibre-optic interferometer

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    Romashko, R V; Bezruk, M N; Kamshilin, A A; Kulchin, Yurii N

    2012-06-30

    We have proposed and analysed a scheme for the multiplexing of orthogonal dynamic holograms in photorefractive crystals which ensures almost zero cross talk between the holographic channels upon phase demodulation. A six-channel adaptive fibre-optic interferometer was built, and the detection limit for small phase fluctuations in the channels of the interferometer was determined to be 2.1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -8} rad W{sup 1/2} Hz{sup -1/2}. The channel multiplexing capacity of the interferometer was estimated. The formation of 70 channels such that their optical fields completely overlap in the crystal reduces the relative detection limit in the working channel by just 10 %. We found conditions under which the maximum cross talk between the channels was within the intrinsic noise level in the channels (-47 dB).

  4. White light interferometer: applications in research and industry

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    Bandyopadhyay, Sujit

    2015-06-01

    Applications of interferometer are countless both in the research and commercial world. Laser sources offer precise measurements of relative path difference between two interfering beams. An exciting example is LIGO (laser Interferometer for Gravitational Observatory), which is aiming to resolve length change as small as 10-19 m over a 4 km length for detection of gravitational waves. However, laser is a disadvantage for microscopic imaging and surface topography applications usually required in semiconductor industry. A different approach for microscopy is to use white light in place of laser. White light due to its limited temporal coherence offers a multitude of benefits for imaging applications. An immediate benefit from white light is the sharp localisation of interference fringe that makes the 3D topography construction or OCT (Optical Coherence Topography) realisable using a Scanning White Light Interferometer (SWLI) imager. In Mirau Mode, SWLI performs high resolution imaging; whereas in Michelson mode Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (FTS) is realised. SWLI can easily be modified into PUPS (Pupil Plane SWLI) for Ellipsometry. Superimposing Michelson Interferometer known as VISAR (Velocity Interferometer System for Any reflector) can form interference fringes even in presence of wide angle light scattered from a moving illuminated object. This paper describes work undertaken at Nanometrics (UK) on simulation of SWLI fringes including high Numerical Aperture (NA) applications, thin film characterisation, OCT generation and Zemax modelling of compact dispersion-free vibration-immune Fourier-Transformed spectrometer. VISAR as a modified Mach-Zehnder Interferometer is also discussed based on the work at Rutherford-Appleton laboratory (UK).

  5. An active interferometer-stabilization scheme with linear phase control

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    Vardhan Krishnamachari, Vishnu; Andresen, Esben Ravn; Potma, Eric Olaf

    2006-01-01

    We report a simple and robust computer-based active interferometer stabilization scheme which does not require modulation of the interfering beams and relies on an error signal which is linearly related to the optical path difference. In this setup, a non-collinearly propagating reference laser b...... beam stabilizes the interference output of the laser light propagating collinearly through the interferometer. This stabilization scheme enables adjustable phase control with 20 ms switching times in the range from 0.02π radians to 6π radians at 632.8 nm....

  6. Demonstration of a quantum-enhanced fiber Sagnac interferometer

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    Mehmet, M; Eberle, T.; Steinlechner, S.; Vahlbruch, H; Schnabel, R.

    2010-01-01

    The injection of squeezed light can be used to improve the sensitivity of an interferometer beyond the limit imposed by the zero-point fluctuation of the electromagnetic field. Here, we report on the realization of such a quantum-enhanced interferometer with a fiber-based Sagnac topology. Continuous wave squeezed states at 1550 nm with a noise reduction of 6.4 dB below shot noise were produced by type I optical parametric amplification and subsequently injected into the dark port of the inter...

  7. High-Visibility Photonic Crystal Fiber Interferometer as Multifunctional Sensor

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    Joel Villatoro

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available A photonic crystal fiber (PCF interferometer that exhibits record fringe contrast (~40 dB is demonstrated along with its sensing applications. The device operates in reflection mode and consists of a centimeter-long segment of properly selected PCF fusion spliced to single mode optical fibers. Two identical collapsed zones in the PCF combined with its modal properties allow high-visibility interference patterns. The interferometer is suitable for refractometric and liquid level sensing. The measuring refractive index range goes from 1.33 to 1.43 and the maximum resolution is ~1.6 × 10−5.

  8. High-Visibility Photonic Crystal Fiber Interferometer as Multifunctional Sensor

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    Cárdenas-Sevilla, G.A.; Fávero, Fernando C.; Villatoro, Joel

    2013-01-01

    A photonic crystal fiber (PCF) interferometer that exhibits record fringe contrast (∼40 dB) is demonstrated along with its sensing applications. The device operates in reflection mode and consists of a centimeter-long segment of properly selected PCF fusion spliced to single mode optical fibers. Two identical collapsed zones in the PCF combined with its modal properties allow high-visibility interference patterns. The interferometer is suitable for refractometric and liquid level sensing. The measuring refractive index range goes from 1.33 to 1.43 and the maximum resolution is ∼1.6 × 10−5. PMID:23396192

  9. Noise-Immune Conjugate Large-Area Atom Interferometers

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    Chiow, Sheng-Wey; Herrmann, Sven; Chu, Steven; Müller, Holger

    2009-07-01

    We present a pair of simultaneous conjugate Ramsey-Bordé atom interferometers using large (20ℏk)-momentum transfer beam splitters, where ℏk is the photon momentum. Simultaneous operation allows for common-mode rejection of vibrational noise. This allows us to surpass the enclosed space-time area of previous interferometers with a splitting of 20ℏk by a factor of 2500. Using a splitting of 10ℏk, we demonstrate a 3.4 ppb resolution in the measurement of the fine structure constant. Examples for applications in tests of fundamental laws of physics are given.

  10. Sagnac Interferometer Based Generation of Controllable Cylindrical Vector Beams

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    Cristian Acevedo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We report on a novel experimental geometry to generate cylindrical vector beams in a very robust manner. Continuous control of beams’ properties is obtained using an optically addressable spatial light modulator incorporated into a Sagnac interferometer. Forked computer-generated holograms allow introducing different topological charges while orthogonally polarized beams within the interferometer permit encoding the spatial distribution of polarization. We also demonstrate the generation of complex waveforms obtained by combining two orthogonal beams having both radial modulations and azimuthal dislocations.

  11. Results from a multi aperture Fizeau interferometer ground testbed: demonstrator for a future space-based interferometer

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    Baccichet, Nicola; Caillat, Amandine; Rakotonimbahy, Eddy; Dohlen, Kjetil; Savini, Giorgio; Marcos, Michel

    2016-08-01

    In the framework of the European FP7-FISICA (Far Infrared Space Interferometer Critical Assessment) program, we developed a miniaturized version of the hyper-telescope to demonstrate multi-aperture interferometry on ground. This setup would be ultimately integrated into a CubeSat platform, therefore providing the first real demonstrator of a multi aperture Fizeau interferometer in space. In this paper, we describe the optical design of the ground testbed and the data processing pipeline implemented to reconstruct the object image from interferometric data. As a scientific application, we measured the Sun diameter by fitting a limb-darkening model to our data. Finally, we present the design of a CubeSat platform carrying this miniature Fizeau interferometer, which could be used to monitor the Sun diameter over a long in-orbit period.

  12. Improved Mach-Zehnder interferometer-based shearography

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    Cai, Changqing; He, Lingfeng

    2012-12-01

    Digital shearography based on Mach-Zehnder interferometer suffers from the disadvantage of a small angle of view due to the structure. A novel digital shearography set-up with a large angle of view, which is based on the combination of new CCD technology, a semiconductor laser, a Mach-Zehnder shear interferometer and a 4f system, is demonstrated. Independent control of the shear and the frequency of the spatial carrier can be attained with this set-up. In the optical arrangement, the imaging lens is placed in front of the Mach-Zehnder interferometer instead of behind it as in the traditional digital shearography. So the angle of view is no longer limited by the Mach-Zehnder interferometer. Phase extraction is obtained by both advanced sinusoidal-fitting method and Fourier transform method, which are applied to interference patterns with a spatial carrier in the primary fringes. The experimental implementation of the set-up and the results obtained with it are presented and discussed.

  13. Switching behaviour of nonlinear Mach–Zehnder interferometer ...

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics; Volume 82; Issue 6. Switching behaviour of nonlinear Mach–Zehnder interferometer based on photonic crystal geometry. Man Mohan ... Author Affiliations. Man Mohan Gupta1 S Medhekar1. Centre for Applied Physics, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi 835 205, India ...

  14. Realization of an optical interferometer based on holographic optics ...

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    Keywords. Interferometry; holography; optical testing instruments. Abstract. The paper describes a simple and cost effective method for the realization of an optical interferometer based on holographic optics, which use minimal bulk optical components. The optical arrangement in the proposed method involves a very simple ...

  15. Wavelength conversion by optimized monolithic integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer

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    Jørgensen, Carsten; Danielsen, Søren Lykke; Durhuus, Terji

    1996-01-01

    Semiconductor optical amplifiers have been monolithic integrated in a passive symmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer to form a compact polarization insensitive all-optical wavelength converter operating at up to 10 Gb/s. A simple method for reducing the impact of input power variations is proposed...

  16. galario: Gpu Accelerated Library for Analyzing Radio Interferometer Observations

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    Tazzari, Marco; Beaujean, Frederik; Testi, Leonardo

    2017-10-01

    The galario library exploits the computing power of modern graphic cards (GPUs) to accelerate the comparison of model predictions to radio interferometer observations. It speeds up the computation of the synthetic visibilities given a model image (or an axisymmetric brightness profile) and their comparison to the observations.

  17. Modelling of Extrinsic Fiber Optic Sagnac Ultrasound Interferometer ...

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    Ultrasonic waves are used extensively in nondestructive testing both for characterization of material properties, in this paper, we describe a fiber optic sensor suitable for detection of ultrasonic waves. This sensor is based on an extrinsic fiber optic sagnac interferometer. The proposed sensor model can act as a conventional ...

  18. Solar CIV Vacuum-Ultraviolet Fabry-Perot Interferometers

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    Gary, G. Allen; West, Edward A.; Rees, David; McKay, Jack A.; Zukic, Maumer; Herman, Peter

    2006-01-01

    Aims: A tunable, high spectral resolution, high effective finesse, vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) Fabry-Perot interferometer (PPI) is designed for obtaining narrow-passband images, magnetograms, and Dopplergrams of the transition region emission line of CIV (155 nm). Methods: The integral part of the CIV narrow passband filter package (with a 2-10 pm FWHM) consists of a multiple etalon system composed of a tunable interferometer that provides high-spectral resolution and a static low-spectral resolution interferometer that allows a large effective free spectral range. The prefilter for the interferometers is provided by a set of four mirrors with dielectric high-reflective coatings. A tunable interferometer, a VUV piezoelectric-control etalon, has undergone testing using the surrogate F2 eximer laser line at 157 nm for the CIV line. We present the results of the tests with a description of the overall concept for a complete narrow-band CIV spectral filter. The static interferometer of the filter is envisioned as being hudt using a set of fixed MgF2 plates. The four-mirror prefilter is designed to have dielectric multilayer n-stacks employing the design concept used in the Ultraviolet Imager of NASA's Polar Spacecraft. A dual etalon system allows the effective free spectral range to be commensurate with the prefilter profile. With an additional etalon, a triple etalon system would allow a spectrographic resolution of 2 pm. The basic strategy has been to combine the expertise of spaceflight etalon manufacturing with VUV coating technology to build a VUV FPI which combines the best attributes of imagers and spectrographs into a single compact instrument. Results. Spectro-polarimetry observations of the transition region CIV emission can be performed to increase the understanding of the magnetic forces, mass motion, evolution, and energy release within the solar atmosphere at the base of the corona where most of the magnetic field is approximately force-free. The 2D imaging

  19. First fringe measurements with a phase-tracking stellar interferometer.

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    Shao, M; Staelin, D H

    1980-05-01

    A prototype two-telescope stellar interferometer with a 1.5-m base line has been used to track the white-light fringes, 0.4-0.9 microm, from Polaris. Continuous fringe phase and amplitude measurements were made with ~220-photon/4-msec integration time and 1.27-cm(2) collecting area under 2-arc sec seeing conditions. The same control algorithm should be able to track fringes from an 8.7-mg star using the light from two 13-cm (5-in.) telescopes and a 10-msec integration time under 1-arc sec seeing conditions. When tracking, the servo maintained equal path lengths to 0.1-microm rms in the two arms of the interferometer, thus cancelling the path-length variations caused by earth rotation and atmospheric turbulence. In the future, two-color phase measurements will make optical aperture synthesis and optical very long-base-line astrometry possible.

  20. Limiting the effects of earthquakes on gravitational-wave interferometers

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    Coughlin, Michael; Harms, Jan; Biscans, Sebastien; Buchanan, Christopher; Coughlin, Eric; Donovan, Fred; Fee, Jeremy; Gabbard, Hunter; Guy, Michelle; Mukund, Nikhil; Perry, Matthew

    2016-01-01

    Ground-based gravitational wave interferometers such as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) are susceptible to high-magnitude teleseismic events, which can interrupt their operation in science mode and significantly reduce the duty cycle. It can take several hours for a detector to stabilize enough to return to its nominal state for scientific observations. The down time can be reduced if advance warning of impending shaking is received and the impact is suppressed in the isolation system with the goal of maintaining stable operation even at the expense of increased instrumental noise. Here we describe an early warning system for modern gravitational-wave observatories. The system relies on near real-time earthquake alerts provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Hypocenter and magnitude information is generally available in 5 to 20 minutes of a significant earthquake depending on its magnitude and location. The al...

  1. The South Pole Imaging Fabry Perot Interferometer (SPIFI)

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    Stacey, G. J.; Bradford, C. M.; Swain, M. R.; Jackson, J. M.; Bolato, A. D.; Davidson, J. A.; Savage, M.

    1996-01-01

    The design and construction of the South Pole imaging Fabry-Perot interferometer (SPIFI) is reported. The SPIFI is a direct detection imaging spectrometer for use in the far infrared and submillimeter bands accessible to the 1.7 m telescope at the South Pole, and in the submillimeter bands accessible to the 15 m James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT), HI. It employs a 5 x 5 silicon bolometer array and three cryogenic Fabry Perot interferometers in series in order to achieve velocity resolutions of between 300 km/s and 30 km/s over the entire field of view with a resolution of up to 1 km/s at the center pixel. The scientific justification for the instrument is discussed, considering the spectral lines available to SPIFI. The optical path, the cryogenic Fabry-Perot, the adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator and the detector array are described. The instrument's sensitivity is presented and compared with coherent systems.

  2. Development of measurement system for gauge block interferometer

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    Chomkokard, S.; Jinuntuya, N.; Wongkokua, W.

    2017-09-01

    We developed a measurement system for collecting and analyzing the fringe pattern images from a gauge block interferometer. The system was based on Raspberry Pi which is an open source system with python programming and opencv image manipulation library. The images were recorded by the Raspberry Pi camera with five-megapixel capacity. The noise of images was suppressed for the best result in analyses. The low noise images were processed to find the edge of fringe patterns using the contour technique for the phase shift analyses. We tested our system with the phase shift patterns between a gauge block and a reference plate. The phase shift patterns were measured by a Twyman-Green type of interferometer using the He-Ne laser with the temperature controlled at 20.0 °C. The results of the measurement will be presented and discussed.

  3. White-light Sagnac interferometer for snapshot multispectral imaging.

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    Kudenov, Michael W; Jungwirth, Matthew E L; Dereniak, Eustace L; Gerhart, Grant R

    2010-07-20

    The theoretical and experimental demonstration of a multispectral Sagnac interferometer (MSI) is presented. The MSI was created by including two multiple-order blazed diffraction gratings in both arms of a standard polarization Sagnac interferometer (PSI). By introducing these high-order diffractive structures, unique spectral passbands can be amplitude modulated onto coincident carrier frequencies. Extraction of the modulated multispectral images, corresponding to each passband, is accomplished within the Fourier domain. This yields a unique multispectral sensor capable of imaging all the passbands in a single snapshot. First, the theoretical operating principles of a PSI are discussed to provide a context for the MSI. This is followed by the theoretical and experimental development of the MSI, which is an extension of a dispersion-compensated PSI. Indoor and outdoor testing and validation of the MSI are performed by observing vegetation, demonstrating the ability of our experimental setup to detect four distinct spectral passbands.

  4. CIV VUV FPI Interferometer for Transition Region Magnetography

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    Gary, G. A.

    2005-01-01

    Much in the same way photonics harnesses light for engineering and technology applications, solar physics harnesses light for the remote sensing of the sun. In photonics the vacuum ultraviolet region offers shorter wavelength and higher energies per photon, while in solar physics the VUV allows the remote sensing of the upper levels of the solar atmosphere where magnetic fields dominate the physics. Understanding solar magnetism is a major aim for astrophysics and for understanding solar-terrestrial interaction. The poster is on our instrument development program for a high-spectral-resolution, high-finesse, Vacuum Ultraviolet Fabry-Perot Interferometer (VUV FPI) for obtaining narrow-passband images, magnetograms, and Dopplergrams of the transition region emission line of CIV (155nm). The poster will cover how the V W interferometer will allow us to understand solar magnetism, what is special about the MSFC VUV FPI, and why the University of Toronto F2 eximer has been of particular value to this program.

  5. 39 GHz Interferometer System for Measuring Detonation Velocity

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    Ross, Patrick W. [National Security Technologies, LLC. (NSTec), Livermore, CA (United States); Tran, Vu [National Security Technologies, LLC. (NSTec), Livermore, CA (United States); Waltman, Thomas B. [National Security Technologies, LLC. (NSTec), Livermore, CA (United States); Tringe, Joe [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); May, Chadd [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Cradick, Jerry [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Hodgin, Ralph [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Kane, Ron [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2015-05-13

    A new 39 GHz RF interferometer system is presented for use in velocity measurements of high explosives (HE) detonations. The frequency was chosen to compliment the currently available suite, and provide more spatial information. An RF signal is generated and coupled to a waveguide adapter serving as an antenna. The HE is initially transparent to the RF. When the HE detonates, the detonation front becomes reflective to the RF. This reflection is picked up by the waveguide adapter and mixed with an unperturbed RF signal to give a low frequency signal which can be digitized with an oscilloscope. By comparing the signal with a reference signal, velocity information can be obtained using Fourier Transforms and wavelet models. Bench test results using a “slapper” are shown. The 39 GHz microwave interferometer is used in Deflagration to Detonation shots. The signal is reflected off a moving surface, and the Doppler shift of the reflected signal is used to calculate the velocity.

  6. Development of HRO interferometer at Kochi University of Technology

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    Yamamoto, Masa-Yuki; Horiuchi, Hirotaka; Okamoto, Goro; Hamaguchi, Haruko; Noguchi, Kazuya

    2007-12-01

    As a typical radio meteor observation method, the Ham-band Radio meteor Observation (HRO) has been spread to many amateur meteor observers in the world, resulting in worldwide continuous detection of each meteor echo at precise time of appearance in any weather condition as well as in daytime. However, direction finding of incoming electromagnetic waves by meteors is difficult to obtain by a usual HRO system. An application of HRO with interferometer technique was developed in 2004-2005 in Kochi University of Technology (KUT), Japan. Within a context of the forwardscattering radar method, an HRO interferometer (HRO-IF) with 3 antennas was developed. Detailed structure of the HRO-IF system at KUT as well as calibration experiments of establishing accurate direction determination are presented.

  7. Orbit analysis of a geostationary gravitational wave interferometer detector array

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    Tinto, Massimo; Kuga, Helio K; Alves, Marcio E S; Aguiar, Odylio D

    2014-01-01

    We analyze the trajectories of three geostationary satellites forming the GEOstationary GRAvitational Wave Interferometer (GEOGRAWI)~\\cite{tinto}, a space-based laser interferometer mission aiming to detect and study gravitational radiation in the ($10^{-4} - 10$) Hz band. The combined effects of the gravity fields of the Earth, the Sun and the Moon make the three satellites deviate from their nominally stationary, equatorial and equilateral configuration. Since changes in the satellites relative distances and orientations could negatively affect the precision of the laser heterodyne measurements, we have derived the time-dependence of the inter-satellite distances and velocities, the variations of the polar angles made by the constellation's three arms with respect to a chosen reference frame, and the time changes of the triangle's enclosed angles. We find that, during the time between two consecutive station-keeping maneuvers (about two weeks), the relative variations of the inter-satellite distances do not...

  8. Density Measurement of Compact Toroid with Mach-Zehnder Interferometer

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    Laufman-Wollitzer, Lauren; Endrizzi, Doug; Brookhart, Matt; Flanagan, Ken; Forest, Cary

    2016-10-01

    Utilizing a magnetized coaxial plasma gun (MCPG) built by Tri Alpha Energy, a dense compact toroid (CT) is created and injected at high speed into the Wisconsin Plasma Astrophysics Laboratory (WiPAL) vessel. A modified Mach-Zehnder interferometer from the Line-Tied Reconnection Experiment (LTRX) provides an absolute measurement of electron density. The interferometer is located such that the beam intersects the plasma across the diameter of the MCPG drift region before the CT enters the vessel. This placement ensures that the measurement is taken before the CT expand. Results presented will be used to further analyze characteristics of the CT. Funding provided by DoE, NSF, and WISE Summer Research.

  9. A Fiber Interferometer for the Magnetized Shock Experiment

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    Yoo, Christian [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-08-30

    The Magnetized Shock Experiment (MSX) at Los Alamos National Laboratory requires remote diagnostics of plasma density. Laser interferometry can be used to determine the line-integrated density of the plasma. A multi-chord heterodyne fiber optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer is being assembled and integrated into the experiment. The advantage of the fiber coupling is that many different view chords can be easily obtained by simply moving transmit and receive fiber couplers. Several such fiber sets will be implemented to provide a time history of line-averaged density for several chords at once. The multiple chord data can then be Abel inverted to provide radially resolved spatial profiles of density. We describe the design and execution of this multiple fiber interferometer.

  10. A new dispersion interferometer on HL-2A

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    Wang, H. X.; Zhou, Y.; Li, Y.; Li, Y. G.; Yi, J.; Deng, Z. C.; Gao, Z.; Wu, T. Y.; Yin, Z. J.; Akiyama, T.

    2017-10-01

    In order to avoid a fringe jump caused by high plasma density and pellet injection [Y. Zhou et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11E107 (2016)], a new CO2 dispersion interferometer is designed and commissioned on HL-2A for average line-density measurement and density feedback control. The second harmonic technology in this system eliminates the phase shift caused by mechanical vibration. Signals are processed by a digital phase comparator and can be monitored in real time. A series of experiments are conducted to study the characteristics of the system such as a second harmonic coefficient and long-term stability. The resolution of density measurement is less than 8 × 1017/m3, and the experiment result on HL-2A demonstrates the interferometer's capability to track plasma density evolution with rapid change. The system also shows good stability against mechanical vibrations.

  11. Temporal coherence requirement in a symmetric-path grating interferometer.

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    Cheng, Y S

    1997-02-01

    The depth of fringes is obtained for a polychromatic point source at an arbitrary incidence angle. The path difference, calculated by ray tracing, at the plane where the interference fringes vanish indicates that the temporal coherence length is the same as that in other interferometers. It is also found that the equivalent path difference, introduced by relative phase modulation on two interfering rays by two gratings, is as important as the actual path-length difference but in the opposite sign.

  12. Mach-Zehnder interferometers assembled with optical microfibers or nanofibers.

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    Li, Yuhang; Tong, Limin

    2008-02-15

    We demonstrate Mach-Zehnder interferometers (MZI) assembled using optical microfibers or nanofibers (MNFs) drawn from silica fibers and tellurite glasses. As-assembled MZIs, with dimensions of tens to hundreds of micrometers, show good interference fringes with extinction ratios of approximately 10 dB. The path-length difference of the MZI can be tuned by micromanipulation under an optical microscope. The MNF-assembled MZIs demonstrated here show advantages of easy fabrication, in situ tunability, and compact size.

  13. Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer with cavities: theory

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    Olindo, C.; Sagioro, M. A.; Monken, C. H.; Pádua, S.; Delgado, A.

    2005-01-01

    We study the number of coincidences in a Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer exit whose arms have been supplemented with the addition of one or two optical cavities. The fourth-order correlation function at the beam-splitter exit is calculated. In the regime where the cavity length are larger than the one-photon coherence length, photon coalescence and anti-coalescence interference is observed. Feynman's path diagrams for the indistinguishable processes that lead to quantum interference are present...

  14. Limiting characteristics of a superconducting quantum interferometer. I. Signal characteristic

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    Butikov, E.I.; Feofilov, S.P.

    1980-11-01

    The operation of a constant-current quantum interferometer with two Josephson junctions is studied in a system for measuring small changes in a magnetic field with low-frequency modulation of the magnetic flux. Idealized theoretical signal characteristics are found together with their dependence on the operating mode and parameters of a SQUID. These characteristics are used in Pt. II (ref. 12) to determine the minimal detectable change in the magnetic flux, which characterizes the maximal sensitivity of a SQUID.

  15. Subnanosecond velocity interferometer measurements of detonating PBX-9502

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    Sheffield, S.A.; Bloomquist, D.D.

    1981-01-01

    A velocity interferometer system was recently assembled which includes a high speed electronic streak camera to measure the particle velocity-time history of a diffusely reflecting surface. It has been named ORVIS for Optically Recorded Velocity Interferometer System. Measurements were made on detonating PBX-9502 (95/5 mixture of TATB and Kel-F) to determine the structure of the detonation front to see how the results compare with the measurements of Hayes, et al., using electromagnetic gauges embedded in superfine TATB. Measurements were made by reflecting laser light off a copper foil surface and then routing it through a velocity interferometer with a glass etalon in one leg to delay the light by 250 or 500 picoseconds, depending on the setup. The interferometer was tuned such that a pattern of straight fringes was obtained rather than the normal bull's-eye pattern. a cylindrical lens was used to focus each fringe to a dot to concentrate the light. This made the fringe pattern a line of dots which was focused on the slit of an Imacon 790 streak camera capable of streak rates up to 1 mm/ns. With this setup a time resolution of 300 to 500 picoseconds could be attained at the maximum streak rate. These experiments demonstrate that shock-front rise time measurements are now possible to a time resolution of several hundred picoseconds and we feel this approach can be used to attain about 50 picosecond time resolution. It is a powerful method to probe the structure of both shock and detonation waves.

  16. Application of Twin Beams in Mach-Zehnder Interferometer

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    Zhang, J. X.; Xie, C. D.; Peng, K. C.

    1996-01-01

    Using the twin beams generated from parametric amplifier to drive the two port of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer, it is shown that the minimum detectable optical phase shift can be largly reduced to the Heisenberg limit(1/n) which is far below the Shot Noise Limit(1/square root of n) the large gain limit. The dependence of the minimum detectable phase shift on parametric gain and the inefficient photodetectors has been discussed.

  17. Imaging of Stellar Surfaces with the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer

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    2015-09-18

    Imaging of Stellar Surfaces with the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer Anders M. Jorgensena, H. R. Schmittb, G. T. van Bellec, D. J. Hutterd, J...phase observations on long baselines at shorter wavelengths in order to further increase the resolution. In this paper we describe the NPOI Stellar ...Imaging stellar surfaces requires aperture diameters of sometimes hundreds of meters. In general, the diffraction limited angular resolution of an aper

  18. Integrated Optical Interferometers with Micromachined Diaphragms for Pressure Sensing

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    DeBrabander, Gregory N.; Boyd, Joseph T.

    1996-01-01

    Optical pressure sensors have been fabricated which use an integrated optical channel waveguide that is part of an interferometer to measure the pressure-induced strain in a micromachined silicon diaphragm. A silicon substrate is etched from the back of the wafer leaving a rectangular diaphragm. On the opposite side of the wafer, ring resonator and Mach-Zehnder interferometers are formed with optical channel waveguides made from a low pressure chemical vapor deposited film of silicon oxynitride. The interferometer's phase is altered by pressure-induced stress in a channel segment positioned over the long edge of the diaphragm. The phase change in the ring resonator is monitored using a link-insensitive swept frequency laser diode, while in the Mach-Zehnder it is determined using a broad band super luminescent diode with subsequent wavelength separation. The ring resonator was found to be highly temperature sensitive, while the Mach-Zehnder, which had a smaller optical path length difference, was proportionally less so. The quasi-TM mode was more sensitive to pressure, in accord with calculations. Waveguide and sensor theory, sensitivity calculations, a fabrication sequence, and experimental results are presented.

  19. Retrodiction of a sequence of measurements in a qubit interferometer

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    Hillery, Mark; Koch, Daniel

    2017-04-01

    Alice gains information about the trajectory of a particle going through a series of interferometers by making measurements to obtain information about the path the particle took through each interferometer. Bob obtains the particle after it has passed through all of the interferometers, and he wants to determine the results of Alice's measurements. That is, he wants to determine the record of the particle's trajectory by making a further measurement on the particle. What can he find out? We model this process by a qubit going through a series of Hadamard gates, with Alice measuring the particle between each pair of gates. We examine several kinds of measurements that Bob can make, including one to determine the entire trajectory and one that rules out a trajectory. The first of these can make an error, that is, give the wrong trajectory, while the second will not give a wrong answer. The measurement that excludes a trajectory is useful in that Bob can use it to be sure of getting at least one of the results of Alice's measurements correct.

  20. Hybrid fiber optic interferometers for temperature and strain measurements

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    Wu, Tianyin; Quan, Wenwen; Shao, Laipeng; Lu, Hanglin; Du, Jing; Hu, Junhui

    2017-10-01

    The hybrid fiber optic interferometers are proposed and experimentally demonstrated. In our schemes, the hybrid fiber optic interferometers are constructed by single mode-multimode-polarization maintaining-single mode optical fiber (SMPS) structure and a Sagnac loop. The temperature and strain characteristics of the hybrid interferometers are studied in experiment, and the sensitivities depending on the length of polarization maintaining optical fiber (PMF) and multimode optical fiber (MMF) are detailedly investigated in experiment. The experimental results have demonstrated that the PMF and MMF lengths have low affect on the strain sensitivity but has great influence on the temperature sensitivity. The achieved strain sensitivity is 37.2pm/μɛ for 10cm PMF and 12cm MMF. The achieved strain sensitivity is 38.0pm/μɛ for 12cm PMF when the length of MMF is fixed at 15cm, and is 37.2 pm/μɛ for 12cm MMF when the length of PMF is fixed at 10cm. The obtained temperature sensitivities is 1.723nm/°C when the length of MPF is 8cm with the fixed length of 15cm MMF, and the obtained temperature sensitivities reach 1.848nm/℃when the length of MMF is 12cm with the fixed length of 10cm PMF.

  1. Phase error in Fourier transform spectrometers employing polarization interferometers

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    Wang, Yifan; Kudenov, Michael W.; Craven-Jones, Julia

    2014-05-01

    Phase error is common in reflective interferometers, such as the Michelson. This yields highly asymmetric interferograms that complicate the post-processing of single-sided interference data. Common methods of compensating for phase errors include the Mertz, Forman, and Cannes phase correction techniques. However, birefringent interferometers often have highly symmetric interferograms; thus, compensating for phase errors may represent an unnecessary and/or detrimental step in post processing. In this paper, an analysis of the phase error generated by the Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging Polarimeter (IHIP) is conducted. First, a model of the IHIP is presented that quantifies the phase error in the system. The error associated with calculating spectra from single-sided interferograms, using Mertz phase correction and simple single­sided to double-sided mirroring, is then investigated and compared to "true" double-sided Cannes phase corrected spectra. These error calculations are set within the context of measurements taken from a Michelson interferometer-based Fourier transform spectrometer. Results demonstrate that the phase error of the IHIP is comparatively small and that Mertz phase correction may not be necessary to minimize error in the spectral calculation.

  2. Silicon Integrated Dual-Mode Interferometer with Differential Outputs

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    Scheck, Pascal; Sweidan, Rami; Diersing, Philipp; Rathgeber, Lotte; Vogel, Wolfgang; Riegger, Benjamin; Southan, Alexander; Berroth, Manfred

    2017-01-01

    The dual-mode interferometer (DMI) is an attractive alternative to Mach-Zehnder interferometers for sensor purposes, achieving sensitivities to refractive index changes close to state-of-the-art. Modern designs on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) platforms offer thermally stable and compact devices with insertion losses of less than 1 dB and high extinction ratios. Compact arrays of multiple DMIs in parallel are easy to fabricate due to the simple structure of the DMI. In this work, the principle of operation of an integrated DMI with differential outputs is presented which allows the unambiguous phase shift detection with a single wavelength measurement, rather than using a wavelength sweep and evaluating the optical output power spectrum. Fluctuating optical input power or varying attenuation due to different analyte concentrations can be compensated by observing the sum of the optical powers at the differential outputs. DMIs with two differential single-mode outputs are fabricated in a 250 nm SOI platform, and corresponding measurements are shown to explain the principle of operation in detail. A comparison of DMIs with the conventional Mach-Zehnder interferometer using the same technology concludes this work. PMID:28906469

  3. Quantitative phase imaging using grating-based quadrature phase interferometer

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    Wu, Jigang; Yaqoob, Zahid; Heng, Xin; Cui, Xiquan; Yang, Changhuei

    2007-02-01

    In this paper, we report the use of holographic gratings, which act as the free-space equivalent of the 3x3 fiber-optic coupler, to perform full field phase imaging. By recording two harmonically-related gratings in the same holographic plate, we are able to obtain nontrivial phase shift between different output ports of the gratings-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The phase difference can be adjusted by changing the relative phase of the recording beams when recording the hologram. We have built a Mach-Zehnder interferometer using harmonically-related holographic gratings with 600 and 1200 lines/mm spacing. Two CCD cameras at the output ports of the gratings-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer are used to record the full-field quadrature interferograms, which are subsequently processed to reconstruct the phase image. The imaging system has ~12X magnification with ~420μmx315μm field-of-view. To demonstrate the capability of our system, we have successfully performed phase imaging of a pure phase object and a paramecium caudatum.

  4. Silicon Integrated Dual-Mode Interferometer with Differential Outputs

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    Niklas Hoppe

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available The dual-mode interferometer (DMI is an attractive alternative to Mach-Zehnder interferometers for sensor purposes, achieving sensitivities to refractive index changes close to state-of-the-art. Modern designs on silicon-on-insulator (SOI platforms offer thermally stable and compact devices with insertion losses of less than 1 dB and high extinction ratios. Compact arrays of multiple DMIs in parallel are easy to fabricate due to the simple structure of the DMI. In this work, the principle of operation of an integrated DMI with differential outputs is presented which allows the unambiguous phase shift detection with a single wavelength measurement, rather than using a wavelength sweep and evaluating the optical output power spectrum. Fluctuating optical input power or varying attenuation due to different analyte concentrations can be compensated by observing the sum of the optical powers at the differential outputs. DMIs with two differential single-mode outputs are fabricated in a 250 nm SOI platform, and corresponding measurements are shown to explain the principle of operation in detail. A comparison of DMIs with the conventional Mach-Zehnder interferometer using the same technology concludes this work.

  5. Sensitivity of a fibre scattered-light interferometer to external phase perturbations in an optical fibre

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    Alekseev, A E; Potapov, V T [V.A.Kotel' nikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Fryazino Branch, Fryazino, Moscow region (Russian Federation); Gorshkov, B G [OOO ' Petrofaiber' , Russia, Tula region, Novomoskovsk (Russian Federation)

    2015-10-31

    Sensitivity of a fibre scattered-light interferometer to external phase perturbations is studied for the first time. An expression is derived for an average power of a useful signal at the interferometer output under external harmonic perturbations in a signal fibre of the interferometer. It is shown that the maximum sensitivity of the scattered-light interferometer depends on the dispersion of the interferogram intensity. An average signal-to-noise ratio is determined theoretically and experimentally at the output of the interferometer at different amplitudes of external perturbations. Using the measured dependences of the signal-to-noise ratio, the threshold sensitivity of the fibre scattered-light interferometer to external phase perturbations is found. The results obtained can be used to optimise characteristics of optical time-domain reflectometers and to design individual phase-sensitive fibre-optic sensors. (laser applications and other topics in quantum electronics)

  6. A laser interferometer for measuring straightness and its position based on heterodyne interferometry.

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    Chen, Benyong; Zhang, Enzheng; Yan, Liping; Li, Chaorong; Tang, Wuhua; Feng, Qibo

    2009-11-01

    Not only the magnitude but also the position of straightness errors are of concern to users. However, current laser interferometers used for measuring straightness seldom give the relative position of the straightness error. To solve this problem, a laser interferometer for measuring straightness and its position based on heterodyne interferometry is proposed. The optical configuration of the interferometer is designed and the measurement principle is analyzed theoretically. Two experiments were carried out. The first experiment verifies the validity and repeatability of the interferometer by measuring a linear stage. Also, the second one for measuring a flexure-hinge stage demonstrates that the interferometer is capable of nanometer measurement accuracy. These results show that this interferometer has advantages of simultaneously measuring straightness error and the relative position with high precision, and a compact structure.

  7. Optical Coupling Structures of Fiber-Optic Mach-Zehnder Interferometers Using CO2 Laser Irradiation

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    Chien-Hsing Chen; Chih-Yu Hsu; Pei-Hsing Huang; Jian-Neng Wang; Wei-Te Wu

    2014-01-01

    The Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) can be used to test changes in the refractive index of sucrose solutions at different concentrations. However, the popularity of this measurement tool is limited by its substantial size and portability. Therefore, the MZI was integrated with a small fiber-optic waveguide component to develop an interferometer with fiber-optic characteristics, specifically a fiber-optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer (FO-MZI). Optical fiber must be processed to fabricate two ...

  8. Design of a Michelson Interferometer for Quantitative Refraction Index Profile Measurements

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    1998-01-01

    This book describes the theoretical design of a three camera Michelson interferometer set-up for quantitative refractive index measuerments. Although a two camera system is easier to align and less expensive, a three camera interferometer is preferred because the expected measuring accuracy is much better. Here analytical expressions are found for the calculation of the required alignment accuracy of the interferometer's components: three CCD-cameras (six degrees of freedom each), a quarter w...

  9. Lock Acquisition and Sensitivity Analysis of Advanced LIGO Interferometers

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    Martynov, Denis

    Laser interferometer gravitational wave observatory (LIGO) consists of two complex large-scale laser interferometers designed for direct detection of gravitational waves from distant astrophysical sources in the frequency range 10Hz - 5kHz. Direct detection of space-time ripples will support Einstein's general theory of relativity and provide invaluable information and new insight into physics of the Universe. The initial phase of LIGO started in 2002, and since then data was collected during the six science runs. Instrument sensitivity improved from run to run due to the effort of commissioning team. Initial LIGO has reached designed sensitivity during the last science run, which ended in October 2010. In parallel with commissioning and data analysis with the initial detector, LIGO group worked on research and development of the next generation of detectors. Major instrument upgrade from initial to advanced LIGO started in 2010 and lasted until 2014. This thesis describes results of commissioning work done at the LIGO Livingston site from 2013 until 2015 in parallel with and after the installation of the instrument. This thesis also discusses new techniques and tools developed at the 40m prototype including adaptive filtering, estimation of quantization noise in digital filters and design of isolation kits for ground seismometers. The first part of this thesis is devoted to the description of methods for bringing the interferometer into linear regime when collection of data becomes possible. States of longitudinal and angular controls of interferometer degrees of freedom during lock acquisition process and in low noise configuration are discussed in details. Once interferometer is locked and transitioned to low noise regime, instrument produces astrophysics data that should be calibrated to units of meters or strain. The second part of this thesis describes online calibration technique set up in both observatories to monitor the quality of the collected data in

  10. La responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE en Europa: la apuesta por un nuevo modelo de empresa. Una revisión crítica desde la ética empresarial

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    Elsa González Esteban

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene un doble objetivo. Por una parte, poner de manifiesto el desarrollo del discurso europeo respecto a la necesidad de asunción de valores y principios sociales y medioambientales en la gestión y dirección de las empresas con la finalidad de alcanzar altas cotas de competitividad y de cohesión social. Por otra parte, ofrecer un modelo de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE fundamentado en la teoría ético-discursiva que permite delimitar la definición y el alcance de la responsabilidad de las empresas, así como aportar algunas orientaciones prácticas acerca de cómo opera este modelo en la práctica.The purpose of the present article is twofold. On one hand, it expounds the development of the European discourse on the need to incorporate social and environmental values and principles into business management in order to reach high levels of competitiveness and social cohesion. On the other hand, the article offers a model of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR based on discourse ethics theory that allows us to set boundaries to the definition and scope of the responsibilities of businesses, and to contribute some practical orientations on how this model operates in practice.

  11. ALISEO on MIOSat: an imaging interferometer for earth observation

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    Barducci, A.; Castagnoli, F.; Castellini, G.; Guzzi, D.; Marcoionni, P.; Pippi, I.

    2017-11-01

    The Italian Space Agency (ASI) decided to perform an low cost Earth observation mission based on a new mini satellite named MIOsat which will carry various technological payloads. Among them an imaging interferometer designed and now ready to be assembled and tested by our Institute. The instrument, named ALISEO (Aerospace Leap-frog Imaging Stationary interferometer for Earth Observation), operates in the common-path Sagnac configuration, and it does not utilize any moving part to scan the phase delays between the two interfering beams. The sensor acquires target images modulated by a pattern of autocorrelation functions of the energy coming from each scene pixel, and the resulting fringe pattern remains spatially fixed with respect to the instrument's field-of-view. The complete interferogram of each target location is retrieved by introducing a relative source-observer motion, which allows any image pixels to be observed under different viewing-angles and experience discrete path differences. The paper describes the main characteristics of the imaging interferometer as well as the overall optical configuration and the electronics layout. Moreover some theoretical issues concerning sampling theory in "common path" imaging interferometry are investigated. The experimental activity performed in laboratory is presented and its outcomes are analysed. Particularly, a set of measurements has been carried out using both standard (certificate) reflectance tiles and natural samples of different volcanic rocks. An algorithm for raw data pre-processing aimed at retrieving the at-sensor radiance spectrum is introduced and its performance is addressed by taking into account various issues such as dark signal subtraction, spectral instrument response compensation, effects of vignetting, and Fourier backtransform. Finally, examples of retrieved absolute reflectance of several samples are sketched at different wavelengths.

  12. Integrated planar optical waveguide interferometer biosensors: a comparative review.

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    Kozma, Peter; Kehl, Florian; Ehrentreich-Förster, Eva; Stamm, Christoph; Bier, Frank F

    2014-08-15

    Integrated planar optical waveguide interferometer biosensors are advantageous combinations of evanescent field sensing and optical phase difference measurement methods. By probing the near surface region of a sensor area with the evanescent field, any change of the refractive index of the probed volume induces a phase shift of the guided mode compared to a reference field typically of a mode propagating through the reference arm of the same waveguide structure. The interfering fields of these modes produce an interference signal detected at the sensor׳s output, whose alteration is proportional to the refractive index change. This signal can be recorded, processed and related to e.g. the concentration of an analyte in the solution of interest. Although this sensing principle is relatively simple, studies about integrated planar optical waveguide interferometer biosensors can mostly be found in the literature covering the past twenty years. During these two decades, several members of this sensor family have been introduced, which have remarkably advantageous properties. These entail label-free and non-destructive detection, outstandingly good sensitivity and detection limit, cost-effective and simple production, ability of multiplexing and miniaturization. Furthermore, these properties lead to low reagent consumption, short analysis time and open prospects for point-of-care applications. The present review collects the most relevant developments of the past twenty years categorizing them into two main groups, such as common- and double path waveguide interferometers. In addition, it tries to maintain the historical order as it is possible and it compares the diverse sensor designs in order to reveal not only the development of this field in time, but to contrast the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches and sensor families, as well. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Design of a dual species atom interferometer for space

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    Schuldt, Thilo; Schubert, Christian; Krutzik, Markus; Bote, Lluis Gesa; Gaaloul, Naceur; Hartwig, Jonas; Ahlers, Holger; Herr, Waldemar; Posso-Trujillo, Katerine; Rudolph, Jan; Seidel, Stephan; Wendrich, Thijs; Ertmer, Wolfgang; Herrmann, Sven; Kubelka-Lange, André; Milke, Alexander; Rievers, Benny; Rocco, Emanuele; Hinton, Andrew; Bongs, Kai; Oswald, Markus; Franz, Matthias; Hauth, Matthias; Peters, Achim; Bawamia, Ahmad; Wicht, Andreas; Battelier, Baptiste; Bertoldi, Andrea; Bouyer, Philippe; Landragin, Arnaud; Massonnet, Didier; Lévèque, Thomas; Wenzlawski, Andre; Hellmig, Ortwin; Windpassinger, Patrick; Sengstock, Klaus; von Klitzing, Wolf; Chaloner, Chris; Summers, David; Ireland, Philip; Mateos, Ignacio; Sopuerta, Carlos F.; Sorrentino, Fiodor; Tino, Guglielmo M.; Williams, Michael; Trenkel, Christian; Gerardi, Domenico; Chwalla, Michael; Burkhardt, Johannes; Johann, Ulrich; Heske, Astrid; Wille, Eric; Gehler, Martin; Cacciapuoti, Luigi; Gürlebeck, Norman; Braxmaier, Claus; Rasel, Ernst

    2015-06-01

    Atom interferometers have a multitude of proposed applications in space including precise measurements of the Earth's gravitational field, in navigation & ranging, and in fundamental physics such as tests of the weak equivalence principle (WEP) and gravitational wave detection. While atom interferometers are realized routinely in ground-based laboratories, current efforts aim at the development of a space compatible design optimized with respect to dimensions, weight, power consumption, mechanical robustness and radiation hardness. In this paper, we present a design of a high-sensitivity differential dual species 85Rb/87Rb atom interferometer for space, including physics package, laser system, electronics and software. The physics package comprises the atom source consisting of dispensers and a 2D magneto-optical trap (MOT), the science chamber with a 3D-MOT, a magnetic trap based on an atom chip and an optical dipole trap (ODT) used for Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) creation and interferometry, the detection unit, the vacuum system for 10-11 mbar ultra-high vacuum generation, and the high-suppression factor magnetic shielding as well as the thermal control system. The laser system is based on a hybrid approach using fiber-based telecom components and high-power laser diode technology and includes all laser sources for 2D-MOT, 3D-MOT, ODT, interferometry and detection. Manipulation and switching of the laser beams is carried out on an optical bench using Zerodur bonding technology. The instrument consists of 9 units with an overall mass of 221 kg, an average power consumption of 608 W (814 W peak), and a volume of 470 liters which would well fit on a satellite to be launched with a Soyuz rocket, as system studies have shown.

  14. Ultimate VHF Broadband Interferometer Zen KAWASAKI and Manabu AKITA

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    Kawasaki, Z.; Akita, M.

    2013-12-01

    Lightning Research Group of Osaka University (LRGOU) has been developing an interferometer for thunderstorm monitoring during these two decades. When LRGOU initiated this project, many related scientists claimed that LRGOU's system was a time of arrival and it must be a sophisticated TOA system. However the key technology of the system were broad band and digital data processing, and it is named the VHF broad band digital interferometer (BDITF), because the phase difference of Fourier components played the very important role. Then the BDITF finally has been realized as a quasi-real time lightning monitoring system, and LRGOU has been operating their BDITFs around Osaka area. Since the BDITF captures the VHF impulses associated with lightning discharges by amplitude triggering, it occasionally misses one of the bi-directional leader progressions because of relatively small amplitude VHF impulses mainly emitted by positive leader tips. All of high density of VHF pulses associated with recoil leaders may not be recorded. Then the ordinary BDITF is able to be accepted as the practical operational system, but from the aspect of science it has been sioriously expected to be improved its performance. To overcome the difficulty New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMIMT) and LRGOU have started the joint project, and a continuous recording system for digital signals is adopted [M. Stock et al, and M Akita et al,]. The field campaigns have been conducting in New Mexico and in Japan, and successful observations are accomplished. The algorithm to identify individual VHF pulses associated with lightning discharges from back ground noise and/or artificial noise, the dispersion of phase differences for all Fourier components is examined. In case by of small dispersion it is concluded that analyzed VHF pulse has high possibility to be emitted by lightning discharges. This interpretation means that the recorded VHF pulse shape might maintain without deformation during

  15. A simple pendulum laser interferometer for determining the gravitational constant.

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    Parks, Harold V; Faller, James E

    2014-10-13

    We present a detailed account of our 2004 experiment to measure the Newtonian constant of gravitation with a suspended laser interferometer. The apparatus consists of two simple pendulums hanging from a common support. Each pendulum has a length of 72 cm and their separation is 34 cm. A mirror is embedded in each pendulum bob, which then in combination form a Fabry-Perot cavity. A laser locked to the cavity measures the change in pendulum separation as the gravitational field is modulated due to the displacement of four 120 kg tungsten masses. © 2014 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved.

  16. Calibrating CHIME: a new radio interferometer to probe dark energy

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    Newburgh, Laura B.; Addison, Graeme E.; Amiri, Mandana; Bandura, Kevin; Bond, J. Richard; Connor, Liam; Cliche, Jean-François; Davis, Greg; Deng, Meiling; Denman, Nolan; Dobbs, Matt; Fandino, Mateus; Fong, Heather; Gibbs, Kenneth; Gilbert, Adam; Griffin, Elizabeth; Halpern, Mark; Hanna, David; Hincks, Adam D.; Hinshaw, Gary; Höfer, Carolin; Klages, Peter; Landecker, Tom; Masui, Kiyoshi; Parra, Juan Mena; Pen, Ue-Li; Peterson, Jeff; Recnik, Andre; Shaw, J. Richard; Sigurdson, Kris; Sitwell, Micheal; Smecher, Graeme; Smegal, Rick; Vanderlinde, Keith; Wiebe, Don

    2014-07-01

    The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) is a transit interferometer currently being built at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO) in Penticton, BC, Canada. We will use CHIME to map neutral hydrogen in the frequency range 400 { 800MHz over half of the sky, producing a measurement of baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) at redshifts between 0.8 { 2.5 to probe dark energy. We have deployed a pathfinder version of CHIME that will yield constraints on the BAO power spectrum and provide a test-bed for our calibration scheme. I will discuss the CHIME calibration requirements and describe instrumentation we are developing to meet these requirements.

  17. Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Far Field Phase Pattern

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    Waluschka, Eugene

    1999-01-01

    The Laser Interferometry Space Antenna (LISA) for the detection of Gravitational Waves is a very long baseline interferometer that will measure the changes in the distance of a five million kilometer arm to pico meter accuracies. Knowledge of the phase deviations from a spherical wave and what causes these deviations are needed considerations in (as a minimum) the design of the telescope and in determining pointing requirements. Here we present the far field phase deviations from a spherical wave for given Zernike aberrations and obscurations of the exit pupil.

  18. Modernization of Koesters interferometer and high accuracy calibration gauge blocks

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    França, R. S.; Silva, I. L. M.; Couceiro, I. B.; Torres, M. A. C.; Bessa, M. S.; Costa, P. A.; Oliveira, W., Jr.; Grieneisen, H. P. H.

    2016-07-01

    The Optical Metrology Division (Diopt) of Inmetro is responsible for maintaining the national reference of the length unit according to International System of Units (SI) definitions. The length unit is realized by interferometric techniques and is disseminated to the dimensional community through calibrations of gauge blocks. Calibration of large gauge blocks from 100 mm to 1000 mm has been performed by Diopt with a Koesters interferometer with reference to spectral lines of a krypton discharge lamp. Replacement of this lamp by frequency stabilized lasers, traceable now to the time and frequency scale, is described and the first results are reported.

  19. The Keck Interferometer: Instrument Overview and Proposed Science

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    Booth, A. J.; Colavita, M. M.; Shao, M.; Swanson, P. N.; van Belle, G. T.; Crawford, S. L.; Palmer, D. L.; Reder, L. J.; Serabyn, E.; Swain, M. R.; Vashist, G.; Wizinowich, P.; Wallace, J. K.; Kendrick, R.; Lupton, W.; Walker, J.

    The Keck Interferometer project will link the two 10m Keck telescopes and 4 1.8m outrigger telescopes in an infrared interferometric array. We will give details of the proposed form for the instrument and report on current progress with design and construction. The key science programs consist of nulling detection of exo-zodiacal light, multi-color phase differencing detection of hot jupiters, astrometric searches for jupiter to uranus mass planets orbiting nearby stars, and general interferometric imaging. We will give details how the key science programs can be achieved with the proposed instrument, and show the results expected to be generated by these science programs.

  20. Green Bank Lunar Interferometer for Neutrino Transients: GLINT

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    Langston, Glen I. [NRAO, P.O. Box 2, Green Bank, WV 24944 (United States)], E-mail: glangsto@nrao.edu; Bradley, Rich [NRAO, 520 Edgemont Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901 (United States); Hankins, Tim [New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Mutel, Bob [University of Iowa, 706 Van Allen Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242 (United States)

    2009-06-01

    The Green Bank Lunar Interferometer for Neutrino Transients (GLINT) project is a wide band (0.3-2.6 GHz) interferometric radio array dedicated to observations of transient events. The target is detection of few bright (>2000Jy) short duration (few nano-second) pulses from the lunar regolith. The GLINT project has three goals: (1) Maximize detection of statistically significant pulses originating from the lunar surface. (2) Unambiguously differentiate neutrino pulses from other sources of interference. (3) Localize the direction of the incoming radio pulse resulting from neutrino interactions.

  1. Mach-Zehnder interferometer-based recording system for WACO

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    Woerner, R.

    1988-06-01

    EG and G Energy Measurements, Inc., Los Alamos Operations (LAO) designed and built a Mach-Zehnder-interferometer-based recording system to record low-bandwidth pulses. This work was undertaken at the request of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, P-14 Fast Transient Plasma Measurement group. The system was fielded on WACO and its performance compared with that of a conventional recording system fielded on the same event. The results of the fielding showed that for low bandwidth applications like the WACO experiment, the M-Z-based system provides the same data quality and dynamic range as the conventional oscilloscope system, but it is far less complex and uses fewer recorders.

  2. A simple pendulum laser interferometer for determining the gravitational constant

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    Parks, Harold V.; Faller, James E.

    2014-01-01

    We present a detailed account of our 2004 experiment to measure the Newtonian constant of gravitation with a suspended laser interferometer. The apparatus consists of two simple pendulums hanging from a common support. Each pendulum has a length of 72 cm and their separation is 34 cm. A mirror is embedded in each pendulum bob, which then in combination form a Fabry–Perot cavity. A laser locked to the cavity measures the change in pendulum separation as the gravitational field is modulated due to the displacement of four 120 kg tungsten masses. PMID:25201994

  3. Analysis of an astrometric Fizeau interferometer for GAIA

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    Loiseau, Sacha; Shaklan, Stuart

    1995-01-01

    The concepts related to the operation and design of the global astrometric interferometer for astrophysics (GAIA) bring together solutions chosen for the astrometry satellite and interferometric techniques. Like the Hipparcos satellite, GAIA is a continuously scanning instrument for which the integration time on any observed object is limited by the field of view of the detector. If a final astrometric accuracy of 10 microarcsec is aimed at, a field of 1 deg in diameter is needed. A design is presented for the proposed 2.6 m baseline Fizeau interferometer with two 40 cm apertures and overall dimensions compatible with the size of the Ariane 5 payload shroud. It has a 0.9 deg diffraction limited field of view. The response of the optical system to small perturbations on each optical element is given in terms of the fringe visibility, which is shown to be dependent on the sub-aperture spot separation. The robustness of the design to thermal, mechanical and manufacturing errors is discussed. The unavoidable distortion present in wide field optical systems is analyzed in terms of displacement of the interference fringes.

  4. Development of an Atom Interferometer Gravity Gradiometer for Earth Sciences

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    Rakholia, A.; Sugarbaker, A.; Black, A.; Kasecivh, M.; Saif, B.; Luthcke, S.; Callahan, L.; Seery, B.; Feinberg, L.; Mather, J.; hide

    2017-01-01

    We report progress towards a prototype atom interferometer gravity gradiometer for Earth science studies from a satellite in low Earth orbit.The terrestrial prototype has a target sensitivity of 8 x 10(exp -2) E/Hz(sup 1/2) and consists of two atom sources running simultaneous interferometers with interrogation time T = 300 ms and 12 hk photon recoils, separated by a baseline of 2 m. By employing Raman side band cooling and magnetic lensing, we will generate atomic ensembles with N = 10(exp 6) atoms at a temperature of 3 nK. The sensitivity extrapolates to 7 x 10(exp -5) E/Hz(sup 1/2) in microgravity on board a satellite. Simulations derived from this sensitivity demonstrate a monthly time-variable gravity accuracy of 1 cm equivalent water height at 200 km resolution, yielding an improvement over GRACE by 1-2 orders of magnitude. A gravity gradiometer with this sensitivity would also benefit future planetary, lunar, and asteroidal missions.

  5. Development of a BEC interferometer using Painted Potentials

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    Samson, E. Carlo; Ryu, Changhyun; Boshier, Malcolm

    2016-05-01

    Due to their compact nature, BEC interferometers make it possible to develop portable precision measurement devices. We are developing a BEC interferometer using the painted potential, a technique that allows for the creation and manipulation of BECs in arbitrary and dynamic 2D trapping potentials. This technique makes it possible to create BECs in a ``U''-shaped trap, which is equivalent to two potential wells coupled by a channel. A slow removal of the link allows us to reduce excitations in the BECs typical of splitting processes, while maintaining their phase coherence. We report our measurements of the coherence time after the splitting, and show the growth of the relative phase difference between the two BECs that limits our coherence time. To perform linear acceleration measurements and rotation sensing, it is essential to move the BECs relative to each other. We will present schemes we are developing to transport the two trapped BECs within the coherence time with minimal excitations. Supported by LANL/LDRD.

  6. Results from the Stanford 10 m Sagnac interferometer

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    Beyersdorf, P T; Fejer, M M

    2002-01-01

    The design of a 10 m all-reflective prototype Sagnac interferometer with suspended optics is described and the experimental results are presented. It uses a polarization scheme to allow detection of the dark fringe on the symmetric port of the beamsplitter for optimal interference contrast. The necessary low-frequency response of the interferometer requires delay lines in the arms. To deal with the noise introduced by scattered light in the delay lines, a laser frequency sweep frequency shifts the scattered light so that it does not produce noise near zero frequency. This results in a shot-noise-limited phase sensitivity of DELTA phi = 1.6 x 10 sup - sup 9 rad Hz sup - sup 1 sup / sup 2 at frequencies as low as 200 Hz. Scaling this prototype to several kilometres with kilowatts of circulating power requires several technical improvements in high-power solid-state lasers, second harmonic generation and the fabrication of large mirrors, which are likely to be made in the next 10 years.

  7. Cell counting system by using single fiber interferometer

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    Lee, Seung Seok; Kim, Joo Ha; Choi, Eun Seo

    2017-02-01

    We proposed a cell-counting method using optical fiber interferometer and demonstrated the performance of the proposed method. The cell counting means the counting or the quantification of individual cells. Its application ranges from the biological research to practical disease diagnosis. As a conventional approach for cell counting, various methods are employed. Among them, flow cytometry is quite accurate and exact method but it uses bulk and expensive optical equipment. When image-based methods are exploited, the limited field of view obtained by microscope is considered for cell counting. From this reason, problem of time consuming for whole cell counting is to be solved. The proposed method utilized single-mode optical fiber and high-speed spectrometer. Light beam having broad spectral bandwidth over 100 nm at 850-nm central wavelength is irradiated to a flow channel through fiber from top to bottom. Different optical path length differences are made whether the cell is passing though the flow channel across the beam area or not. The difference of optical path lengths in the beam area due to the cell induces interference signal depending on optical thickness of the cell. By measuring a series of interferences, the number of cells can be analyzed. The proposed system can be implemented without any expensive and perform the cell counting in the absence of complex image analysis. Interferometer-based cell counting can be a good alternative to the reported cell-counting methods.

  8. Demonstration of a robust magnonic spin wave interferometer

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    Kanazawa, Naoki; Goto, Taichi; Sekiguchi, Koji; Granovsky, Alexander B.; Ross, Caroline A.; Takagi, Hiroyuki; Nakamura, Yuichi; Inoue, Mitsuteru

    2016-07-01

    Magnonics is an emerging field dealing with ultralow power consumption logic circuits, in which the flow of spin waves, rather than electric charges, transmits and processes information. Waves, including spin waves, excel at encoding information via their phase using interference. This enables a number of inputs to be processed in one device, which offers the promise of multi-input multi-output logic gates. To realize such an integrated device, it is essential to demonstrate spin wave interferometers using spatially isotropic spin waves with high operational stability. However, spin wave reflection at the waveguide edge has previously limited the stability of interfering waves, precluding the use of isotropic spin waves, i.e., forward volume waves. Here, a spin wave absorber is demonstrated comprising a yttrium iron garnet waveguide partially covered by gold. This device is shown experimentally to be a robust spin wave interferometer using the forward volume mode, with a large ON/OFF isolation value of 13.7 dB even in magnetic fields over 30 Oe.

  9. Squeezed states of light and their applications in laser interferometers

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    Schnabel, Roman

    2017-04-01

    According to quantum theory the energy exchange between physical systems is quantized. As a direct consequence, measurement sensitivities are fundamentally limited by quantization noise, or just 'quantum noise' in short. Furthermore, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle demands measurement back-action for some observables of a system if they are measured repeatedly. In both respects, squeezed states are of high interest since they show a 'squeezed' uncertainty, which can be used to improve the sensitivity of measurement devices beyond the usual quantum noise limits including those impacted by quantum back-action noise. Squeezed states of light can be produced with nonlinear optics, and a large variety of proof-of-principle experiments were performed in past decades. As an actual application, squeezed light has now been used for several years to improve the measurement sensitivity of GEO 600 - a laser interferometer built for the detection of gravitational waves. Given this success, squeezed light is likely to significantly contribute to the new field of gravitational-wave astronomy. This Review revisits the concept of squeezed states and two-mode squeezed states of light, with a focus on experimental observations. The distinct properties of squeezed states displayed in quadrature phase-space as well as in the photon number representation are described. The role of the light's quantum noise in laser interferometers is summarized and the actual application of squeezed states in these measurement devices is reviewed.

  10. Wavelength calibration of an imaging spectrometer based on Savart interferometer

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    Li, Qiwei; Zhang, Chunmin; Yan, Tingyu; Quan, Naicheng; Wei, Yutong; Tong, Cuncun

    2017-09-01

    The basic principle of Fourier-transform imaging spectrometer (FTIS) based on Savart interferometer is outlined. The un-identical distribution of the optical path difference which leads to the wavelength drift of each row of the interferogram is analyzed. Two typical methods for wavelength calibration of the presented system are described. The first method unifies different spectral intervals and maximum spectral frequencies of each row by a reference monochromatic light with known wavelength, and the dispersion compensation of Savart interferometer is also involved. The second approach is based on the least square fitting which builds the functional relation between recovered wavelength, row number and calibrated wavelength by concise equations. The effectiveness of the two methods is experimentally demonstrated with monochromatic lights and mixed light source across the detecting band of the system, and the results indicate that the first method has higher precision and the mean root-mean-square error of the recovered wavelengths is significantly reduced from 19.896 nm to 1.353 nm, while the second method is more convenient to implement and also has good precision of 2.709 nm.

  11. Interferometric measurement of a laser produced plasma using Nomarski interferometer

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    Oh, Seong Y.; Hong, Youngjun; Ha, Sungyong; Kim, Heejin; Lim, Changhwan [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-05-15

    It is important to understand its temporal and spatial dynamics for obtaining plasma conditions in each application. Laser interferometry tool has a capability for determining the spatial distribution of electron density at early stages of plume expansion. In this study, the interferometric analysis was carried out with the aim of investigating the characteristics of laser-induced plasma on the surface of titanium (Ti) metal target. We employed the Nomarski interferometry tool to obtain interference fringe patterns from the plasma. The Nomarski interferometry tool can be convenient approach to other common tools such as Michelson and Mach-Zehnder interferometers because it has intrinsic advantages of its compact size and easy alignment. Nomarski interferometry tool is based on the concept that the probe beam passing the laser-produced plasmas is divided by the bi-prism and recombined to generate interference patterns. The spatial and temporal behavior of laser-produced plasma was investigated on the basis of interferometric analysis using Nomarski interferometer. Electron density profile was calculated using Abel inversion equation via Fast Fourier-transformation method.

  12. GALARIO: a GPU Accelerated Library for Analysing Radio Interferometer Observations

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    Tazzari, Marco; Beaujean, Frederik; Testi, Leonardo

    2018-02-01

    We present GALARIO, a computational library that exploits the power of modern graphical processing units (GPUs) to accelerate the analysis of observations from radio interferometers like ALMA or the VLA. GALARIO speeds up the computation of synthetic visibilities from a generic 2D model image or a radial brightness profile (for axisymmetric sources). On a GPU, GALARIO is 150 faster than standard Python and 10 times faster than serial C++ code on a CPU. Highly modular, easy to use and to adopt in existing code, GALARIO comes as two compiled libraries, one for Nvidia GPUs and one for multicore CPUs, where both have the same functions with identical interfaces. GALARIO comes with Python bindings but can also be directly used in C or C++. The versatility and the speed of GALARIO open new analysis pathways that otherwise would be prohibitively time consuming, e.g. fitting high resolution observations of large number of objects, or entire spectral cubes of molecular gas emission. It is a general tool that can be applied to any field that uses radio interferometer observations. The source code is available online at http://github.com/mtazzari/galario under the open source GNU Lesser General Public License v3.

  13. Mapping of the ocean surface wind by ocean acoustic interferometers.

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    Voronovich, Alexander G; Penland, Cécile

    2011-05-01

    Measurements of marine surface winds are crucial to understanding mechanical and thermodynamic forces on the ocean. Satellite measurements of surface winds provide global coverage but are problematic at high wind speeds. Acoustic techniques of wind speed retrieval, and even for tracking hurricanes, have been suggested as an alternative since wind is a strong source of ambient noise in the ocean. Such approaches involve near-local measurements with bottom-mounted hydrophones located close to the area of interest. This paper suggests a complementary approach: measuring directivity of low-frequency ambient noise in the horizontal plane. These measurements would employ long vertical line arrays (VLAs) spanning a significant portion of the ocean waveguide. Two VLAs separated by a distance of some tens of kilometers and coherently measuring acoustic pressure form a single ocean interferometer. By sampling the area of interest from different perspectives with at least two interferometers, marine surface winds might be mapped over horizontal scales of the order of 1000 km with about 10 km resolution (more specifically, the 10 km resolution here means that contribution from the basis functions representing surface wind field with the scale of spatial variations of the order of 10 km can be resolved; independent retrieval of the wind within 10(4) cells of a corresponding grid is hardly possible). An averaging time required to overcome statistical variability in the noise field is estimated to be about 3 h. Numerical simulations of propagation conditions typical for the North Atlantic Ocean are presented.

  14. A Fabry-Perot interferometer system for high-speed velocity measurement

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    Cheng, L.K.; Bruinsma, A.J.A.; Prinse, W.C.; Smorenburg, C.

    1997-01-01

    The Fabry-Perot Velocity Interferometer System (F-PVIS) is designed and built for measuring the Doppler shift of light by recording positional changes in the interferometric pattern behind the Fabry-Perot interferometer. The velocity of a surface can be deduced from the Doppler shift which is caused

  15. Design of a Michelson Interferometer for Quantitative Refraction Index Profile Measurements

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    Nijholt, J.L.M.

    1998-01-01

    This book describes the theoretical design of a three camera Michelson interferometer set-up for quantitative refractive index measuerments. Although a two camera system is easier to align and less expensive, a three camera interferometer is preferred because the expected measuring accuracy is much

  16. Mirrors used in the LIGO interferometers for first detection of gravitational waves.

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    Pinard, L; Michel, C; Sassolas, B; Balzarini, L; Degallaix, J; Dolique, V; Flaminio, R; Forest, D; Granata, M; Lagrange, B; Straniero, N; Teillon, J; Cagnoli, G

    2017-02-01

    For the first time, direct detection of gravitational waves occurred in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) interferometers. These advanced detectors require large fused silica mirrors with optical and mechanical properties and have never been reached until now. This paper details the main achievements of these ion beam sputtering coatings.

  17. Large-optics white light interferometer using double-shearing structure for laser wavefront testing

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    Luan, Zhu; Liu, Liren; Zhang, Lei; Teng, Shuyun; Liu, De'an

    2004-10-01

    There is often large optics of several hundreds millimeters aperture in the laser communications transceiver which is nearly diffraction-limited laser beam at the same time. A revised Mach-Zehnder double-shearing interferometer is designed with 300 millimeters aperture which can be used for wave front analysis. Compare to the aperture-divided double lateral-shearing interferometer presented before, which is based on Jamin interferometer, this structure is easy to achieve for large aperture measurement without thick Jamin plates. In this paper, the interferometer with six same size plates is explained. One plate of them occupied as reflection is aperture-divided. Three changeable schemes are attained to get different wave front measurement ranges through adjusting angle between half-aperture plates. The interferometer is a white light interferometer. The interferometer is so designed that the equal optical path interference is hold though the shear is changing. It is useful for the short coherent length such as laser diode. The wave front aberration is deduced from the interferogram. The calibration is important especially for the Mach-Zehnder structure. Here two interferometers are adopted. One is Fisuea type used for parallel or angle adjustment, another generates plane wave better than 0.2λ with the laser and the high-quality plates. The method to use these apparatus is also explained in detail.

  18. All-silicon thermal independent Mach-Zehnder interferometer with multimode waveguides

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    Guan, Xiaowei; Frandsen, Lars Hagedorn

    2016-01-01

    A novel all-silicon thermal independent Mach-Zehnder interferometer consisting of two multimode waveguide arms having equal lengths and widths but transmitting different modes is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The interferometer has a temperature sensitivity smaller than 8pm...

  19. Electron cyclotron emission measurements on JET: Michelson interferometer, new absolute calibration, and determination of electron temperature

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    Schmuck, S.; Fessey, J.; Gerbaud, T.; Alper, B.; Beurskens, M. N. A.; de la Luna, E.; Sirinelli, A.; Zerbini, M.

    2012-01-01

    At the fusion experiment JET, a Michelson interferometer is used to measure the spectrum of the electron cyclotron emission in the spectral range 70-500 GHz. The interferometer is absolutely calibrated using the hot/cold technique and, in consequence, the spatial profile of the plasma electron

  20. Instrument development for atmospheric radiation measurement (ARM): Status of the Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer - extended Resolution (AERI-X), the Solar Radiance Transmission Interferometer (SORTI), and the Absolute Solar Transmission Inferometer (ASTI)

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    Murcray, F.; Stephen, T.; Kosters, J. [Univ. of Denver, CO (United States)

    1996-04-01

    This paper describes three instruments currently under developemnt for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program at the University of Denver: the AERI-X (Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer-Extended Resolution) and the SORTI (Solar R adiance Transmission Interferometer), and ASTI (Absolute Solar transmission Interferometer).

  1. Steps Toward a Large Space-Based UV/Optical Fizeau Interferometer: The GSFC Fizeau Interferometer Testbed (FIT)

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    Carpenter, K. G.; Lyon, R. G.; Mazzuca, L. M.; Solyar, G.; Marzouk, J.; Mundy, L. G.; Armstrong, J. T.; Zhang, X.

    2002-12-01

    Goddard Space Flight Center is pursuing the development of space-based, long-baseline (>0.5km) UV-optical Fizeau imaging interferometers to enable the next major stride toward very high angular resolution astronomical observations. This effort includes the development and operation of the Fizeau Interferometry Testbed (FIT), in collaboration with the Naval Research Lab/NPOI, Univ. of MD, and Sigma Space Corporation. The FIT will be used to explore the principles of and requirements for the Stellar Imager (SI) mission concept (http://hires.gsfc.nasa.gov/ ~si) and other such Fizeau Interferometers/Sparse Aperture Telescope missions, leading in the end to the Planet Imager (PI), which is the ultimate goal of the current Origins Program. The primary goal of the FIT program is to demonstrate closed-loop control of mirrors (tip, tilt, piston, translation of array elements) and the overall system to keep the optical beams in phase and enable high quality imaging by a many-element (7-30) Fizeau Interferometric System. The FIT will also be used to assess various wavefront reconstruction and sensing and image reconstruction algorithms for utility and accuracy by application to real data generated by the Testbed. In this paper, we describe the design and goals of the system, provide a status report on its construction, and note our future plans. The FIT development is supported by NASA-ROSS/SARA grants to GSFC, UMD, and NRL and by internal GSFC R&D funds.

  2. Atom Interferometer Gyroscope with Spin-Dependent Phase Shifts Induced by Light near a Tune-Out Wavelength

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    Trubko, Raisa; Germaine, Michael T St; Gregoire, Maxwell D; Holmgren, William F; Hromada, Ivan; Cronin, Alexander D

    2015-01-01

    Tune-out wavelengths measured with an atom interferometer are sensitive to laboratory rotation rates because of the Sagnac effect, vector polarizability, and dispersion compensation. We observed shifts in measured tune-out wavelengths as large as 213 pm with a potassium atom beam interferometer, and we explore how these shifts can be used for an atom interferometer gyroscope.

  3. Handheld White Light Interferometer for Measuring Defect Depth in Windows

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    Youngquist, Robert; Simmons, Stephen; Cox, Robert

    2010-01-01

    Accurate quantification of defects (scratches and impacts) is vital to the certification of flight hardware and other critical components. The amount of damage to a particular component contributes to the performance, reliability, and safety of a system, which ultimately affects the success or failure of a mission or test. The launch-commit criteria on a Space Shuttle Orbiter window are governed by the depth of the defects that are identified by a visual inspection. This measurement of a defect is not easy to obtain given the environment, size of the defect, and location of the window(s). The determination of depth has typically been performed by taking a mold impression and measuring the impression with an optical profiling instrument. Another method of obtaining an estimate of the depth is by using a refocus microscope. To use a refocus microscope, the surface of the glass and bottom of the defect are, in turn, brought into focus by the operator. The amount of movement between the two points corresponds to the depth of the defect. The refocus microscope requires a skilled operator and has been proven to be unreliable when used on Orbiter windows. White light interferometry was chosen as a candidate to replace the refocus microscope. The White Light Interferometer (WLI) was developed to replace the refocus microscope as the instrument used for measuring the depth of defects in Orbiter windows. The WLI consists of a broadband illumination source, interferometer, detector, motion control, displacement sensor, mechanical housing, and support electronics. The illumination source for the WLI is typically a visible light emitting diode (LED) or a near-infrared superluminescent diode (SLD) with power levels of less than a milliwatt. The interferometer is a Michelson configuration consisting of a 1-in. (2.5-cm) cube beam splitter, a 0.5-in. (1.3-cm) optical window as a movable leg (used to closely match the return intensity of the fixed leg from the window), and a

  4. Statistical measures of Planck scale signal correlations in interferometers

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    Hogan, Craig J. [Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Kwon, Ohkyung [Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)

    2015-06-22

    A model-independent statistical framework is presented to interpret data from systems where the mean time derivative of positional cross correlation between world lines, a measure of spreading in a quantum geometrical wave function, is measured with a precision smaller than the Planck time. The framework provides a general way to constrain possible departures from perfect independence of classical world lines, associated with Planck scale bounds on positional information. A parametrized candidate set of possible correlation functions is shown to be consistent with the known causal structure of the classical geometry measured by an apparatus, and the holographic scaling of information suggested by gravity. Frequency-domain power spectra are derived that can be compared with interferometer data. As a result, simple projections of sensitivity for specific experimental set-ups suggests that measurements will directly yield constraints on a universal time derivative of the correlation function, and thereby confirm or rule out a class of Planck scale departures from classical geometry.

  5. High data-rate atom interferometers through high recapture efficiency

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    Biedermann, Grant; Rakholia, Akash Vrijal; McGuinness, Hayden

    2015-01-27

    An inertial sensing system includes a magneto-optical trap (MOT) that traps atoms within a specified trapping region. The system also includes a cooling laser that cools the trapped atoms so that the atoms remain within the specified region for a specified amount of time. The system further includes a light-pulse atom interferometer (LPAI) that performs an interferometric interrogation of the atoms to determine phase changes in the atoms. The system includes a controller that controls the timing of MOT and cooling laser operations, and controls the timing of interferometric operations to substantially recapture the atoms in the specified trapping region. The system includes a processor that determines the amount inertial movement of the inertial sensing system based on the determined phase changes in the atoms. Also, a method of inertial sensing using this inertial sensing system includes recapture of atoms within the MOT following interferometric interrogation by the LPAI.

  6. An upgraded interferometer-polarimeter system for broadband fluctuation measurements

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    Parke, E., E-mail: eparke@ucla.edu; Ding, W. X.; Brower, D. L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Duff, J. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

    2016-11-15

    Measuring high-frequency fluctuations (above tearing mode frequencies) is important for diagnosing instabilities and transport phenomena. The Madison Symmetric Torus interferometer-polarimeter system has been upgraded to utilize improved planar-diode mixer technology. The new mixers reduce phase noise and allow more sensitive measurements of fluctuations at high frequency. Typical polarimeter rms phase noise values of 0.05°–0.07° are obtained with 400 kHz bandwidth. The low phase noise enables the resolution of fluctuations up to 250 kHz for polarimetry and 600 kHz for interferometry. The importance of probe beam alignment for polarimetry is also verified; previously reported tolerances of ≤0.1 mm displacement for equilibrium and tearing mode measurements minimize contamination due to spatial misalignment to within acceptable levels for chords near the magnetic axis.

  7. A double well interferometer on an atom chip

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    Schumm, Thorsten; Krüger, Peter; Hofferberth, S.

    2006-01-01

    Radio-Frequency coupling between magnetically trapped atomic states allows to create versatile adiabatic dressed state potentials for neutral atom manipulation. Most notably, a single magnetic trap can be split into a double well by controlling amplitude and frequency of an oscillating magnetic...... split BECs in time of flight expansion, we realize a matter wave interferometer. The observed interference pattern exhibits a stable relative phase of the two condensates, clearly indicating a coherent splitting process. Furthermore, we measure and control the deterministic phase evolution throughout...... the splitting process. RF induced potentials are especially suited for integrated micro manipulation of neutral atoms on atom chips: designing appropriate wire patterns enables control over the created potentials to the (nanometer) precision of the fabrication process. Additionally, hight local RF amplitudes...

  8. Mach-Zehnder interferometer using frequency-domain beamsplitter.

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    Kobayashi, Toshiki; Yamazaki, Daisuke; Matsuki, Kenichiro; Ikuta, Rikizo; Miki, Shigehito; Yamashita, Taro; Terai, Hirotaka; Yamamoto, Takashi; Koashi, Masato; Imoto, Nobuyuki

    2017-05-15

    We demonstrate a first-order interference between coherent light at 1580 nm and 795 nm by using a frequency-domain Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI). The MZI is implemented by two frequency-domain BSs based on a second-order nonlinear optical effect in a periodically-poled lithium niobate waveguide with a strong pump light. The observed visibility is over 0.99 at 50% conversion efficiencies of the BSs. Toward photonic quantum information processing, sufficiently small background photon rate is necessary. From measurement results with a superconducting single photon detector (SSPD), we discuss the feasibility of the frequency-domain MZI in a quantum regime. Our estimation shows that the single photon interference with the visibility above 0.9 is feasible with practical settings.

  9. Detection prospects for the Cosmic Neutrino Background using laser interferometers

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    Domcke, Valerie; Spinrath, Martin

    2017-06-01

    The cosmic neutrino background is a key prediction of Big Bang cosmology which has not been observed yet. The movement of the earth through this neutrino bath creates a force on a pendulum, as if it were exposed to a cosmic wind. We revise here estimates for the resulting pendulum acceleration and compare it to the theoretical sensitivity of an experimental setup where the pendulum position is measured using current laser interferometer technology as employed in gravitational wave detectors. We discuss how a significant improvement of this setup can be envisaged in a micro gravity environment. The proposed setup could also function as a dark matter detector in the sub-MeV range, which currently eludes direct detection constraints.

  10. Design of a space-based infrared imaging interferometer

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    Hart, Michael; Hope, Douglas; Romeo, Robert

    2017-07-01

    Present space-based optical imaging sensors are expensive. Launch costs are dictated by weight and size, and system design must take into account the low fault tolerance of a system that cannot be readily accessed once deployed. We describe the design and first prototype of the space-based infrared imaging interferometer (SIRII) that aims to mitigate several aspects of the cost challenge. SIRII is a six-element Fizeau interferometer intended to operate in the short-wave and midwave IR spectral regions over a 6×6 mrad field of view. The volume is smaller by a factor of three than a filled-aperture telescope with equivalent resolving power. The structure and primary optics are fabricated from light-weight space-qualified carbon fiber reinforced polymer; they are easy to replicate and inexpensive. The design is intended to permit one-time alignment during assembly, with no need for further adjustment once on orbit. A three-element prototype of the SIRII imager has been constructed with a unit telescope primary mirror diameter of 165 mm and edge-to-edge baseline of 540 mm. The optics, structure, and interferometric signal processing principles draw on experience developed in ground-based astronomical applications designed to yield the highest sensitivity and resolution with cost-effective optical solutions. The initial motivation for the development of SIRII was the long-term collection of technical intelligence from geosynchronous orbit, but the scalable nature of the design will likely make it suitable for a range of IR imaging scenarios.

  11. Design requirements for a stand alone EUV interferometer

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    Michallon, Ph.; Constancias, C.; Lagrange, A.; Dalzotto, B.

    2008-03-01

    EUV lithography is expected to be inserted for the 32/22 nm nodes with possible extension below. EUV resist availability remains one of the main issues to be resolved. There is an urgent need to provide suitable tools to accelerate resist development and to achieve resolution, LER and sensitivity specifications simultaneously. An interferometer lithography tool offers advantages regarding conventional EUV exposure tool. It allows the evaluation of resists, free from the deficiencies of optics and mask which are limiting the achieved resolution. Traditionally, a dedicated beam line from a synchrotron, with limited access, is used as a light source in EUV interference lithography. This paper identifies the technology locks to develop a stand alone EUV interferometer using a compact EUV source. It will describe the theoretical solutions adopted and especially look at the feasibility according to available technologies. EUV sources available on the market have been evaluated in terms of power level, source size, spatial coherency, dose uniformity, accuracy, stability and reproducibility. According to the EUV source characteristics, several optic designs were studied (simple or double gratings). For each of these solutions, the source and collimation optic specifications have been determined. To reduce the exposure time, a new grating technology will also be presented allowing to significantly increasing the transmission system efficiency. The optical grating designs were studied to allow multi-pitch resolution print on the same exposure without any focus adjustment. Finally micro mechanical system supporting the gratings was studied integrating the issues due to vacuum environment, alignment capability, motion precision, automation and metrology to ensure the needed placement control between gratings and wafer. A similar study was carried out for the collimation-optics mechanical support which depends on the source characteristics.

  12. Limiting the effects of earthquakes on gravitational-wave interferometers

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    Coughlin, Michael; Earle, Paul; Harms, Jan; Biscans, Sebastien; Buchanan, Christopher; Coughlin, Eric; Donovan, Fred; Fee, Jeremy; Gabbard, Hunter; Guy, Michelle; Mukund, Nikhil; Perry, Matthew

    2017-01-01

    Ground-based gravitational wave interferometers such as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) are susceptible to ground shaking from high-magnitude teleseismic events, which can interrupt their operation in science mode and significantly reduce their duty cycle. It can take several hours for a detector to stabilize enough to return to its nominal state for scientific observations. The down time can be reduced if advance warning of impending shaking is received and the impact is suppressed in the isolation system with the goal of maintaining stable operation even at the expense of increased instrumental noise. Here, we describe an early warning system for modern gravitational-wave observatories. The system relies on near real-time earthquake alerts provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Preliminary low latency hypocenter and magnitude information is generally available in 5 to 20 min of a significant earthquake depending on its magnitude and location. The alerts are used to estimate arrival times and ground velocities at the gravitational-wave detectors. In general, 90% of the predictions for ground-motion amplitude are within a factor of 5 of measured values. The error in both arrival time and ground-motion prediction introduced by using preliminary, rather than final, hypocenter and magnitude information is minimal. By using a machine learning algorithm, we develop a prediction model that calculates the probability that a given earthquake will prevent a detector from taking data. Our initial results indicate that by using detector control configuration changes, we could prevent interruption of operation from 40 to 100 earthquake events in a 6-month time-period.

  13. Limiting the effects of earthquakes on gravitational-wave interferometers

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    Coughlin, Michael; Earle, Paul; Harms, Jan; Biscans, Sebastien; Buchanan, Christopher; Coughlin, Eric; Donovan, Fred; Fee, Jeremy; Gabbard, Hunter; Guy, Michelle; Mukund, Nikhil; Perry, Matthew

    2017-02-01

    Ground-based gravitational wave interferometers such as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) are susceptible to ground shaking from high-magnitude teleseismic events, which can interrupt their operation in science mode and significantly reduce their duty cycle. It can take several hours for a detector to stabilize enough to return to its nominal state for scientific observations. The down time can be reduced if advance warning of impending shaking is received and the impact is suppressed in the isolation system with the goal of maintaining stable operation even at the expense of increased instrumental noise. Here, we describe an early warning system for modern gravitational-wave observatories. The system relies on near real-time earthquake alerts provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Preliminary low latency hypocenter and magnitude information is generally available in 5 to 20 min of a significant earthquake depending on its magnitude and location. The alerts are used to estimate arrival times and ground velocities at the gravitational-wave detectors. In general, 90% of the predictions for ground-motion amplitude are within a factor of 5 of measured values. The error in both arrival time and ground-motion prediction introduced by using preliminary, rather than final, hypocenter and magnitude information is minimal. By using a machine learning algorithm, we develop a prediction model that calculates the probability that a given earthquake will prevent a detector from taking data. Our initial results indicate that by using detector control configuration changes, we could prevent interruption of operation from 40 to 100 earthquake events in a 6-month time-period.

  14. Prototyping method for Bragg-type atom interferometers

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    Benton, Brandon; Krygier, Michael; Heward, Jeffrey; Edwards, Mark [Department of Physics, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia 30460-8031 (United States); Clark, Charles W. [Joint Quantum Insitute, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States)

    2011-10-15

    We present a method for rapid modeling of new Bragg ultracold atom-interferometer (AI) designs useful for assessing the performance of such interferometers. The method simulates the overall effect on the condensate wave function in a given AI design using two separate elements. These are (1) modeling the effect of a Bragg pulse on the wave function and (2) approximating the evolution of the wave function during the intervals between the pulses. The actual sequence of these pulses and intervals is then followed to determine the approximate final wave function from which the interference pattern can be calculated. The exact evolution between pulses is assumed to be governed by the Gross-Pitaevskii (GP) equation whose solution is approximated using a Lagrangian variational method to facilitate rapid estimation of performance. The method presented here is an extension of an earlier one that was used to analyze the results of an experiment [J. E. Simsarian et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2040 (2000)], where the phase of a Bose-Einstein condensate was measured using a Mach-Zehnder-type Bragg AI. We have developed both 1D and 3D versions of this method and we have determined their validity by comparing their predicted interference patterns with those obtained by numerical integration of the 1D GP equation and with the results of the above experiment. We find excellent agreement between the 1D interference patterns predicted by this method and those found by the GP equation. We show that we can reproduce all of the results of that experiment without recourse to an ad hoc velocity-kick correction needed by the earlier method, including some experimental results that the earlier model did not predict. We also found that this method provides estimates of 1D interference patterns at least four orders-of-magnitude faster than direct numerical solution of the 1D GP equation.

  15. Phase-coherent mapping of gravitational-wave backgrounds using ground-based laser interferometers

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    Romano, Joseph D; Cornish, Neil J; Gair, Jonathan; Mingarelli, Chiara M F; van Haasteren, Rutger

    2015-01-01

    We extend the formalisms developed in Gair et al. and Cornish and van Haasteren to create maps of gravitational-wave backgrounds using a network of ground-based laser interferometers. We show that in contrast to pulsar timing arrays, which are insensitive to half of the gravitational-wave sky (the curl modes), a network of ground-based interferometers is sensitive to both the gradient and curl components of the background. The spatial separation of a network of interferometers, or of a single interferometer at different times during its rotational and orbital motion around the Sun, allows for recovery of both components. We derive expressions for the response functions of a laser interferometer in the small-antenna limit, and use these expressions to calculate the overlap reduction function for a pair of interferometers. We also construct maximum-likelihood estimates of the + and x-polarization modes of the gravitational-wave sky in terms of the response matrix for a network of ground-based interferometers, e...

  16. Enhanced spectral sensitivity of a chip-scale photonic-crystal slow-light interferometer.

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    Magaña-Loaiza, Omar S; Gao, Boshen; Schulz, Sebastian A; Awan, Kashif M; Upham, Jeremy; Dolgaleva, Ksenia; Boyd, Robert W

    2016-04-01

    We experimentally demonstrate that the spectral sensitivity of a Mach-Zehnder (MZ) interferometer can be enhanced through structural slow light. We observe a 20-fold resolution enhancement by placing a dispersion-engineered, slow-light, photonic-crystal waveguide in one arm of a fiber-based MZ interferometer. The spectral sensitivity of the interferometer increases roughly linearly with the group index, and we have quantified the resolution in terms of the spectral density of interference fringes. These results show promise for the use of slow-light methods for developing novel tools for optical metrology and, specifically, for compact high-resolution spectrometers.

  17. Rabi oscillation induced $\\pi$-phase flip in an unbalanced Ramsey atom interferometer

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    Li, R B; Wang, K; Lu, S B; Cao, L; Wang, J; Zhan, M S

    2016-01-01

    We present an observation of zero to $\\pi$ phase flips induced by Rabi oscillation in an unbalanced Ramsey atom interferometer. The phase shift and visibility are experimentally investigated by modulating either the polarization or the pulse duration of Raman lasers, and they are well explained by a theoretical model. In an atom interferometer, the $\\pi$-phase flips are caused not only by the sign of Rabi frequency but also by the amplitude of Rabi oscillation. Considering these $\\pi$-phase flips, we propose a composite-light-pulse sequence for realizing cold atom interferometers, which has advantages of the large momentum transfer and the better noise immunity.

  18. Time domain sensing in abrupt fiber taper based Mach-Zehnder interferometer

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    Yam, Scott S.-H.; Nix, Michael

    2008-12-01

    A new time domain sensing scheme using a compact single abrupt taper-based standard single mode fiber Mach- Zehnder interferometer is proposed, tested and simulated. The interferometer consists of cascaded symmetrical abrupt 3 dB taper regions separated by a middle interfering section. After the interfering middle section, the cladding modes are converted back into core mode. Due to the external stimuli applied to the interferometer, change of refractive index and the optical path length are induced, resulting in phase difference of core and cladding modes, and hence, the output optical signal in the time domain. The proposed scheme promises a simple and sensitive approach to optical sensing.

  19. Asymmetric Mach-Zehnder fiber interferometer test of the anisotropy of the speed of light

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    de Haan, Victor

    2009-01-01

    Two optical fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometers were constructed in an environment with a temperature stabilization of better than 1 mK per day. One interferometer with a length of 2 m optical fiber in each arm with the main direction of the arms parallel to each other. A path (length 175 mm) filled with atmospheric air is inserted in one arm. Another interferometer with a length of 2 m optical fiber in each parallel arm acts as a control. In each arm 1 m of fiber was wound around a ring made ...

  20. A neutron spin interferometer using two RF-pi/2 flippers

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    Yamazaki, D

    2002-01-01

    We have developed a neutron spin interferometer using radio frequency (RF) spin flippers. A polarized neutron is split or superposed in the spin space with an RF-pi/2 flipper. This interferometer provides three types of interference patterns with high visibility (> or approx. 0.9) and high phase resolution (<0.3%) in spite of its simple structure. The principle and structure of the spin interferometer are described and results of performance tests are presented and discussed. The non-homogeneity of an output beam which is expressed as a superposition of two energy eigenstates are demonstrated.

  1. Lateral-shearing, delay-dithering Mach-Zehnder interferometer for spatial coherence measurement.

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    Efimov, Anatoly

    2013-11-15

    An image-shearing interferometer of Mach-Zehnder type with corner cubes is introduced for the purpose of measuring spatial coherence at the output of inhomogeneous optical sources, such as multimode fibers (MMFs). One arm of the interferometer is modulated in optical delay to produce dynamic interference fringes. Fringe visibility and the two individual intensities are measured nearly simultaneously to allow direct calculation of the modulus of the complex degree of coherence as a function of the lateral shear between the two interferometer arms. Spatial degree of coherence is measured for a step-index MMF pumped with monochromatic and broadband optical sources.

  2. Two-mode fiber-optic resonant ring interferometer as a sensor.

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    Jae, L H; Oh, M; Kim, Y

    1990-02-01

    A fiber-optic resonant ring interferometer using a directional coupler was fabricated using a single-mode fiber. It is an unbalanced interferometer functioning on the optical path-length difference. We have measured the phase shift caused by temperature changes with this setup and can determine the direction of temperature variance when a light source of appropriate wavelength is used. Using a prism output coupler for an optical fiber in the resonant ring interferometer, we determine the intensity variation of the radiation pattern caused by the thermally induced phase shift.

  3. Interferometer for Measuring Fast Changes of Refractive Index and Temperature in Transparent Liquids

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    Miller, Arne; Hussmann, E. K.; McLaughlin, W. L.

    1975-01-01

    A double‐beam interferometer has been designed for detecting changes of refractive index in transparent liquids associated with the absorption of ionizing radiation energy, due to short electron beam pulses from an accelerator. The response time of the interferometer is less than 0.2 μsec......, and refractive index changes of the order of 10−7 can be measured, corresponding to a temperature change of ∼10−3  °C and an absorbed dose in water of ∼350 rad. The interferometer can be used as either a real‐time or integrating radiation dosimeter, if the temperature coefficient of the refractive index (dn...

  4. Primer taller cluster RSE FOMIN-BID

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    2006-01-01

    Presentación sobre el proyecto denominado ¿Implementación de acciones de responsabilidad social empresarial en Pymes de la cadena de valor de grandes empresas". Da a conocer los objetivos, la metodología y las actividades a desarrollar.

  5. Comparison of out-of-plane deformation results measured by Dual-function Interferometer

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    Kwak, Jae Ho; Jung Sung Wook; Kang, Myung Gu; Kim, Kyung Seok [Chosun University, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-11-15

    Dual-function interferometer is one of interferometers that have all features of ESPI (Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry) and shearography in one interferometer setup. The deformation of an object is directly obtained by ESPI while the slope of the deformation of an object is obtained by shearography. If the results of shearography are divided by shearing amount and integrated by numerical analyzing, then finally the reconstructed deformation of an object that is the same as the results directly obtained by ESPI can be measured by shearography. In this study, Cu-thin plate is used as specimen and its out-of-plane deformation is measured by ESPI and shearography setup of the dual-function interferometer. Each of the results obtained by ESPI and shearography is compared by using numerical integration to the result of shearography. From this study, it is confirmed that the reconstructed deformation results obtained by numerical integration good agrees with the results obtained by ESPI.

  6. A Wigner Function Approach to Coherence in a Talbot-Lau Interferometer

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    Eric Imhof

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Using a thermal gas, we model the signal of a trapped interferometer. This interferometer uses two short laser pulses, separated by time T, which act as a phase grating for the matter waves. Near time 2 T , there is an echo in the cloud’s density due to the Talbot-Lau effect. Our model uses the Wigner function approach and includes a weak residual harmonic trap. The analysis shows that the residual potential limits the interferometer’s visibility, shifts the echo time of the interferometer, and alters its time dependence. Loss of visibility can be mitigated by optimizing the initial trap frequency just before the interferometer cycle begins.

  7. Stabilization of a long-armed fiber-optic single-photon interferometer.

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    Cho, Seok-Beom; Noh, Tae-Gon

    2009-10-12

    We report on single-photon interference experiments in a Michelson-type interferometer built with two 6-km-long fiber spools, as well as on the active stabilization of the interferometer. A weak coherent light signal was (de-) multiplexed with a strong reference light using wavelength-division multiplexing technique, and real-time feedback control technique was applied for the reference light to actively stabilize the phase fluctuation in the long-armed fiber interferometer. The stabilized interferometer showed phase stability of 0.06 rad, which corresponds to an optical path length fluctuation of 15 nm between the 6-km-long interfering arms. The raw visibility obtained without subtracting noise counts in the single-photon interference experiment was more than 98% for stabilized conditions.

  8. Active stabilization of a fiber-optic two-photon interferometer using continuous optical length control

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    Cho, Seok-Beom; Kim, Heonoh

    2016-01-01

    ... 6-km-long fiber-optic Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer. The two-step active control techniques are applied for measuring highly stable two-photon interference fringes by scanning the optical path-length difference...

  9. Photonic crystal fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer for refractive index sensing

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    Wang, Jian-Neng; Tang, Jaw-Luen

    2012-01-01

    ... (Blaze Photonics, LMA-10) between two standard single mode fibers. The fully collapsed air holes of the PCF at the spice regions allow the coupling of PCF core and cladding modes that makes a Mach-Zehnder interferometer...

  10. UARS Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AL V011 (UARWI3AL) at GES DISC

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AL data product consists of daily, 4 degree increment latitude-ordered vertical profiles of meridional and zonal wind...

  11. Fabry-Perot Based Ranging Interferometer Receiver for High Spectral Resolution Lidar Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) is pleased to present the following Phase II proposal for a Fabry-Perot Based Interferometer Receiver for the High Spectral...

  12. Nimbus-4 Infrared Interferometer Spectrometer (IRIS) Level 1 Radiance Data V001

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Nimbus-4 Infrared Interferometer Spectrometer (IRIS) Level 1 Radiance Data contain thermal emissions of the Earth's atmosphere at wave numbers between 400 and...

  13. UARS Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AT V011 (UARWI3AT) at GES DISC

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AT data product consists of daily, 65.536 second interval time-ordered vertical profiles of meridional and zonal wind...

  14. Modulation of coherence of vectorial electromagnetic waves in the Young interferometer.

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    Luis, Alfredo

    2008-07-01

    We show the modulation of coherence for vectorial electromagnetic waves taking place in the interference plane of a Young interferometer. The amplitude of modulation is determined by the polarization properties at the slits.

  15. Measurement of straightness without Abbe error using an enhanced differential plane mirror interferometer.

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    Jin, Tao; Ji, Hudong; Hou, Wenmei; Le, Yanfen; Shen, Lu

    2017-01-20

    This paper presents an enhanced differential plane mirror interferometer with high resolution for measuring straightness. Two sets of space symmetrical beams are used to travel through the measurement and reference arms of the straightness interferometer, which contains three specific optical devices: a Koster prism, a wedge prism assembly, and a wedge mirror assembly. Changes in the optical path in the interferometer arms caused by straightness are differential and converted into phase shift through a particular interferometer system. The interferometric beams have a completely common path and space symmetrical measurement structure. The crosstalk of the Abbe error caused by pitch, yaw, and roll angle is avoided. The dead path error is minimized, which greatly enhances the stability and accuracy of the measurement. A measurement resolution of 17.5 nm is achieved. The experimental results fit well with the theoretical analysis.

  16. Sensitivity-enhanced temperature sensor with cascaded fiber optic Sagnac interferometers based on Vernier-effect

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    Shao, Li-Yang; Luo, Yuan; Zhang, Zhiyong; Zou, Xihua; Luo, Bin; Pan, Wei; Yan, Lianshan

    2015-02-01

    A novel fiber optic temperature sensor has been proposed and experimentally demonstrated with ~9 times sensitivity enhancement by using two cascaded Sagnac interferometers. These two Sagnac interferometers consist of the same type of polarization maintaining fibers with slightly different lengths. The working principle is analogous to a Vernier scale. One interferometer acts as filter, while the other is for temperature sensing. The envelope of the cascaded sensor shifts much more than single one with a certain enhancement factor, which related to the free space range difference between the filter and sensor interferometers. Experimental results show that the temperature sensitivity is enhanced from -1.46 nm/°C based on single Sagnac configuration to -13.36 nm/°C.

  17. Radio Phase Measurements via Acousto-Optics and a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer.

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    1984-10-01

    Zehnder acousto-optic interferometer (MZAOI) has some advantages over Young’s acousto-optic interferometer configurations ( YAOI ). There is no trade...The MZAOI uses linear photodetector arrays which are faster and cheaper than the% two dimensional photodetector arrays required for the YAOI . The...phase V % difference post processing is simpler for the MZAOI than it is for the YAOI . 5. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to acknowledge the technical

  18. A simulation of weak-light phase-locking for space laser interferometer

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    Li, Y. Q.; Dong, Y. H.; Liu, H. S.; Luo, Z. R.; Jin, G.

    2017-05-01

    A simulation was investigated to better understand the impacts and effects of the additional technical noises on weak-light phase-locking for space laser interferometer. The result showed that the locking precision was limited by the phase readout noise when the laser frequency noise and clock jitter noise were removed, and this result was then confirmed by a benchtop experimental test. The required space laser interferometer noise floor was recovered from the simulation which proved the validity of the simulation program.

  19. Compact holographic optical element-based electronic speckle pattern interferometer for rotation and vibration measurements

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    Bavigadda, Viswanath; Moothanchery, Mohesh; Pramanik, Manojit; Mihaylova, Emilia; Toal, Vincent

    2017-03-01

    An out-of-plane sensitive electronic speckle pattern interferometer (ESPI) using holographic optical elements (HOEs) for studying rotations and vibrations is presented. Phase stepping is implemented by modulating the wavelength of the laser diode in a path length imbalanced interferometer. The time average ESPI method is used for vibration measurements. Some factors influencing the measurements accuracy are reported. Some advantages and limitations of the system are discussed.

  20. Strongly coupled chameleon fields: Possible test with a neutron Lloyd's mirror interferometer

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    Pokotilovski, Yu.N., E-mail: pokot@nf.jinr.ru [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)

    2013-02-26

    The consideration of possible neutron Lloyd's mirror interferometer experiment to search for strongly coupled chameleon fields is presented. The chameleon scalar fields were proposed to explain the acceleration of expansion of the Universe. The presence of a chameleon field results in a change of a particle's potential energy in vicinity of a massive body. This interaction causes a phase shift of neutron waves in the interferometer. The sensitivity of the method is estimated.

  1. Stabilized fiber-optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer for carrier-frequency rejection.

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    Cooper, Nathan; Woods, Jonathan; Bateman, James; Dunning, Alexander; Freegarde, Tim

    2013-08-10

    We have demonstrated stabilization of a fiber-optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer, with a centimeter-scale path difference, to the transmission minimum for the carrier wave of a frequency-modulated laser beam. A time-averaged extinction of 32 dB, limited by the bandwidth of the feedback, was maintained over several hours. The interferometer was used to remove the carrier wave from a 780 nm laser beam that had been phase modulated at 2.7 GHz.

  2. ON THE DETECTION OF GLOBAL 21-cm SIGNAL FROM REIONIZATION USING INTERFEROMETERS

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    Singh, Saurabh; Subrahmanyan, Ravi; Shankar, N. Udaya; Raghunathan, A., E-mail: saurabhs@rri.res.in [Raman Research Institute, C V Raman Avenue, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560080 (India)

    2015-12-20

    Detection of the global redshifted 21-cm signal is an excellent means of deciphering the physical processes during the Dark Ages and subsequent Epoch of Reionization (EoR). However, detection of this faint monopole is challenging due to the high precision required in instrumental calibration and modeling of substantially brighter foregrounds and instrumental systematics. In particular, modeling of receiver noise with mK accuracy and its separation remains a formidable task in experiments aiming to detect the global signal using single-element spectral radiometers. Interferometers do not respond to receiver noise; therefore, here we explore the theory of the response of interferometers to global signals. In other words, we discuss the spatial coherence in the electric field arising from the monopole component of the 21-cm signal and methods for its detection using sensor arrays. We proceed by first deriving the response to uniform sky of two-element interferometers made of unit dipole and resonant loop antennas, then extend the analysis to interferometers made of one-dimensional arrays and also consider two-dimensional aperture antennas. Finally, we describe methods by which the coherence might be enhanced so that the interferometer measurements yield improved sensitivity to the monopole component. We conclude (a) that it is indeed possible to measure the global 21-cm from EoR using interferometers, (b) that a practically useful configuration is with omnidirectional antennas as interferometer elements, and (c) that the spatial coherence may be enhanced using, for example, a space beam splitter between the interferometer elements.

  3. Simultaneous measurement of gravity acceleration and gravity gradient with an atom interferometer

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    Sorrentino, F.; Lien, Y.-H.; Rosi, G.; Tino, G. M. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia and LENS, Universita di Firenze, INFN Sezione di Firenze, via Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Bertoldi, A. [Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l' Institut d' Optique, CNRS and Universite Paris-Sud Campus Polytechnique, RD 128, F-91127 Palaiseau cedex (France); Bodart, Q. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia and LENS, Universita di Firenze, INFN Sezione di Firenze, via Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); European Space Agency, Research and Scientific Support Department, Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk (Netherlands); Cacciapuoti, L. [European Space Agency, Research and Scientific Support Department, Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk (Netherlands); Angelis, M. de [Istituto di Fisica Applicata ' Nello Carrara' CNR, via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Prevedelli, M. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell' Universita di Bologna, Via Irnerio 46, I-40126, Bologna (Italy)

    2012-09-10

    We demonstrate a method to measure the gravitational acceleration with a dual cloud atom interferometer; the use of simultaneous atom interferometers reduces the effect of seismic noise on the gravity measurement. At the same time, the apparatus is capable of accurate measurements of the vertical gravity gradient. The ability to determine the gravity acceleration and gravity gradient simultaneously and with the same instrument opens interesting perspectives in geophysical applications.

  4. A fiber-coupled displacement measuring interferometer for determination of the posture of a reflective surface

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    Mao, Shuai; Hu, Peng-Cheng; Ding, Xue-Mei; Tan, Jiu-Bin

    2016-08-01

    A fiber-coupled displacement measuring interferometer capable of determining of the posture of a reflective surface of a measuring mirror is proposed. The newly constructed instrument combines fiber-coupled displacement and angular measurement technologies. The proposed interferometer has advantages of both the fiber-coupled and the spatially beam-separated interferometer. A portable dual-position sensitive detector (PSD)-based unit within this proposed interferometer measures the parallelism of the two source beams to guide the fiber-coupling adjustment. The portable dual PSD-based unit measures not only the pitch and yaw of the retro-reflector but also measures the posture of the reflective surface. The experimental results of displacement calibration show that the deviations between the proposed interferometer and a reference one, Agilent 5530, at two different common beam directions are both less than ±35 nm, thus verifying the effectiveness of the beam parallelism measurement. The experimental results of angular calibration show that deviations of pitch and yaw with the auto-collimator (as a reference) are less than ±2 arc sec, thus proving the proposed interferometer's effectiveness for determination of the posture of a reflective surface.

  5. Software system design for the non-null digital Moiré interferometer

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    Chen, Meng; Hao, Qun; Hu, Yao; Wang, Shaopu; Li, Tengfei; Li, Lin

    2016-11-01

    Aspheric optical components are an indispensable part of modern optics systems. With the development of aspheric optical elements fabrication technique, high-precision figure error test method of aspheric surfaces is a quite urgent issue now. We proposed a digital Moiré interferometer technique (DMIT) based on partial compensation principle for aspheric and freeform surface measurement. Different from traditional interferometer, DMIT consists of a real and a virtual interferometer. The virtual interferometer is simulated with Zemax software to perform phase-shifting and alignment. We can get the results by a series of calculation with the real interferogram and virtual interferograms generated by computer. DMIT requires a specific, reliable software system to ensure its normal work. Image acquisition and data processing are two important parts in this system. And it is also a challenge to realize the connection between the real and virtual interferometer. In this paper, we present a software system design for DMIT with friendly user interface and robust data processing features, enabling us to acquire the figure error of the measured asphere. We choose Visual C++ as the software development platform and control the ideal interferometer by using hybrid programming with Zemax. After image acquisition and data transmission, the system calls image processing algorithms written with Matlab to calculate the figure error of the measured asphere. We test the software system experimentally. In the experiment, we realize the measurement of an aspheric surface and prove the feasibility of the software system.

  6. Modeling Ponderomotive Squeezed Light in Gravitational-Wave Laser Interferometers

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    Beckey, Jacob; Miao, Haixing; Töyrä, Daniel; Brown, Daniel; Freise, Andreas

    2018-01-01

    Earth-based gravitational wave detectors are plagued by many sources of noise. The sensitivity of these detectors is ultimately limited by Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle once all other noise sources (thermal, seismic, etc.) are mitigated. When varying laser power, the standard quantum limit of laser interferometric gravitational wave detectors is a trade-off between photon shot noise (due to statistical arrival times of photons) and radiation pressure noise. This project demonstrates a method of using squeezed states of light to lower noise levels below the standard quantum limit at certain frequencies. The squeezed state can be generated by either using nonlinear optics or the ponderomotive squeezer. The latter is the focus of this project. Ponderomotive squeezing occurs due to amplitude fluctuations in the laser being converted into phase fluctuations upon reflecting off of the interferometer’s end test masses. This correlated noise allows the standard quantum limit to be surpassed at certain frequencies. The ponderomotive generation of squeezed states is modeled using FINESSE, an open source interferometer modelling software. The project resulted in a stand-alone element to be implemented in the FINESSE code base that will allow users to model ponderomotive squeezing in their optical setups. Upcoming work will explore the effects of higher order modes of light and more realistic mirror surfaces on the ponderomotive squeezing of light.

  7. A simple and versatile phase detector for heterodyne interferometers.

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    Mlynek, A; Faugel, H; Eixenberger, H; Pautasso, G; Sellmair, G

    2017-02-01

    The measurement of the relative phase of two sinusoidal electrical signals is a frequently encountered task in heterodyne interferometry, but also occurs in many other applications. Especially in interferometry, multi-radian detectors are often required, which track the temporal evolution of the phase difference and are able to register phase changes that exceed 2π. While a large variety of solutions to this problem is already known, we present an alternative approach, which pre-processes the signals with simple analog circuitry and digitizes two resulting voltages with an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), whose sampling frequency can be far below the frequency of the sinusoidal signals. Phase reconstruction is finally carried out by software. The main advantage of this approach is its simplicity, using only few low-cost hardware components and a standard 2-channel ADC with low performance requirements. We present an application on the two-color interferometer of the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak, where the relative phase of 40 MHz sinusoids is measured.

  8. A torquing shearing interferometer for cylindrical wire array experiments.

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    Pikuz, S A; Schrafel, P C; Shelkovenko, T A; Kusse, B R

    2008-10-01

    In standard shearing interferometry, a single probing beam passes through a perturbing medium and is then split into two beams. A linear shift results in an overlap, an interference, and a fringe pattern yielding the perturbing medium density profile. The probing beam usually needs to be larger than the perturbing medium so that part of it passes through a well separated low density region. During early time axial (end-on) views of imploding cylindrical wire arrays low density regions lie in between the high density regions that are near the initial wire positions. In addition, for end-on viewing, the probing beam diameter is limited by electrodes and is comparable to the array diameter. In this case a linear translation will not work but the overlap can be accomplished by an azimuthal rotation of one beam with respect to the other. Such a torquing shearing interferometer has been set up on the COBRA experiment to give time resolved, radial, and azimuthal electron density profiles during early time cylindrical wire array implosions.

  9. EXO-ZODI MODELING FOR THE LARGE BINOCULAR TELESCOPE INTERFEROMETER

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    Kennedy, Grant M.; Wyatt, Mark C.; Panić, Olja; Shannon, Andrew [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Bailey, Vanessa; Defrère, Denis; Hinz, Philip M.; Rieke, George H.; Skemer, Andrew J.; Su, Katherine Y. L. [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Bryden, Geoffrey; Mennesson, Bertrand; Morales, Farisa; Serabyn, Eugene [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Danchi, William C.; Roberge, Aki; Stapelfeldt, Karl R. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics, Code 667, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Haniff, Chris [Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom); Lebreton, Jérémy [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, MS 100-22, California Institute of Technology, 770 South Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Millan-Gabet, Rafael [NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, California Institute of Technology, 770 South Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); and others

    2015-02-01

    Habitable zone dust levels are a key unknown that must be understood to ensure the success of future space missions to image Earth analogs around nearby stars. Current detection limits are several orders of magnitude above the level of the solar system's zodiacal cloud, so characterization of the brightness distribution of exo-zodi down to much fainter levels is needed. To this end, the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI) will detect thermal emission from habitable zone exo-zodi a few times brighter than solar system levels. Here we present a modeling framework for interpreting LBTI observations, which yields dust levels from detections and upper limits that are then converted into predictions and upper limits for the scattered light surface brightness. We apply this model to the HOSTS survey sample of nearby stars; assuming a null depth uncertainty of 10{sup –4} the LBTI will be sensitive to dust a few times above the solar system level around Sun-like stars, and to even lower dust levels for more massive stars.

  10. Ultra-abrupt tapered fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer sensors.

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    Li, Benye; Jiang, Lan; Wang, Sumei; Zhou, Lanying; Xiao, Hai; Tsai, Hai-Lung

    2011-01-01

    A fiber inline Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) consisting of ultra-abrupt fiber tapers was fabricated through a new fusion-splicing method. By fusion-splicing, the taper diameter-length ratio is around 1:1, which is much greater than those (1:10) made by stretching. The proposed fabrication method is very low cost, 1/20-1/50 of those of LPFG pair MZI sensors. The fabricated MZIs are applied to measure refractive index, temperature and rotation angle changes. The temperature sensitivity of the MZI at a length of 30 mm is 0.061 nm/°C from 30-350 °C. The proposed MZI is also used to measure rotation angles ranging from 0° to 0.55°; the sensitivity is 54.98 nm/°. The refractive index sensitivity is improved by 3-5 fold by fabricating an inline micro-trench on the fiber cladding using a femtosecond laser. Acetone vapor of 50 ppm in N(2) is tested by the MZI sensor coated with MFI-type zeolite thin film. The proposed MZI sensors are capable of in situ detection in many areas of interest such as environmental management, industrial process control, and public health.

  11. Ultra-Abrupt Tapered Fiber Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Sensors

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    Lanying Zhou

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available A fiber inline Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI consisting of ultra-abrupt fiber tapers was fabricated through a new fusion-splicing method. By fusion-splicing, the taper diameter-length ratio is around 1:1, which is much greater than those (1:10 made by stretching. The proposed fabrication method is very low cost, 1/20–1/50 of those of LPFG pair MZI sensors. The fabricated MZIs are applied to measure refractive index, temperature and rotation angle changes. The temperature sensitivity of the MZI at a length of 30 mm is 0.061 nm/°C from 30–350 °C. The proposed MZI is also used to measure rotation angles ranging from 0° to 0.55°; the sensitivity is 54.98 nm/°. The refractive index sensitivity is improved by 3–5 fold by fabricating an inline micro–trench on the fiber cladding using a femtosecond laser. Acetone vapor of 50 ppm in N2 is tested by the MZI sensor coated with MFI–type zeolite thin film. The proposed MZI sensors are capable of in situ detection in many areas of interest such as environmental management, industrial process control, and public health.

  12. Interferometer phase noise due to beam misalignment on diffraction gratings.

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    Lodhia, Deepali; Brown, Daniel; Brückner, Frank; Carbone, Ludovico; Fulda, Paul; Kokeyama, Keiko; Freise, Andreas

    2013-12-02

    All-reflective interferometer configurations have been proposed for the next generation of gravitational wave detectors, with diffractive elements replacing transmissive optics. However, an additional phase noise creates more stringent conditions for alignment stability. A framework for alignment stability with the use of diffractive elements was required using a Gaussian model. We successfully create such a framework involving modal decomposition to replicate small displacements of the beam (or grating) and show that the modal model does not contain the phase changes seen in an otherwise geometric planewave approach. The modal decomposition description is justified by verifying experimentally that the phase of a diffracted Gaussian beam is independent of the beam shape, achieved by comparing the phase change between a zero-order and first-order mode beam. To interpret our findings we employ a rigorous time-domain simulation to demonstrate that the phase changes resulting from a modal decomposition are correct, provided that the coordinate system which measures the phase is moved simultaneously with the effective beam displacement. This indeed corresponds to the phase change observed in the geometric planewave model. The change in the coordinate system does not instinctively occur within the analytical framework, and therefore requires either a manual change in the coordinate system or an addition of the geometric planewave phase factor.

  13. Fabry-Perot Interferometer for Column CO2: Airborne

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    Kawa, S. R.; Heaps, W. S.; Mao, J.; Andrews, A. E.; Burris, J. F.; Miodek, M.; Georgieva, E.

    2002-01-01

    Global atmospheric CO2 measurements are essential to resolving significant discrepancies in our understanding of the global carbon budget and, hence, humankind's role in global climate change. The science measurement requirements for CO2 are, however, extremely demanding (precision approximately 0.3%). We are developing a novel application of a Fabry-Perot interferometer to detect spectral absorption of reflected sunlight by CO2 and O2 in the atmosphere that should be able to achieve sufficient sensitivity and signal-to-noise to measure column CO2 at the target specification. We are currently constructing a prototype instrument for deployment on aircraft. The aircraft version will measure total column CO2 and CO2 below the aircraft as well as O2, which allows normalization of CO2 column amounts for varying surface height and pressure. This instrument will be a valuable asset in carbon budget field studies as well as a useful tool for evaluating existing and future space-based CO2 measurements. We will present the instrument concept, sensitivity calculations, and the results of testing a bench system in the laboratory and outdoors on the ground. We will also discuss our plan for deployment on the aircraft and potential flight applications to the CO2 budget problem.

  14. Improved analysis of plasmasphere motion using the VLA radio interferometer

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    G. W. Hoogeveen

    1997-02-01

    Full Text Available Observations using the very large (VLA radio interferometer during the past five years have enabled the discovery of a new type of plasmasphere disturbance, the magnetic eastward-directed wave. Previous work indicated these disturbances were likely frozen to the geomagnetic field as determined from their azimuth distributions. This work provides a method to explain more accurately the azimuth distribution, thereby allowing the calculation of the disturbances' location in the plasmasphere independently of the measured velocity. The measurable velocity due to corotation is calculated and subtracted from the measured trace velocity. This difference, or deviation from corotation, is attributed to electrodynamic convection; the measurement of plasmaspheric convection may lead to the eventual monitoring of mid-latitude electric fields. Disturbances are seen convecting predominantly westward, with the fastest having angular velocities greater than the anticorotating VLA line of sight. The direction of convection and conditions of observations indicate that the disturbances are likely the same phenomenon seen by the Los Alamos satellite beacon array.

  15. Improved analysis of plasmasphere motion using the VLA radio interferometer

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    G. W. Hoogeveen

    Full Text Available Observations using the very large (VLA radio interferometer during the past five years have enabled the discovery of a new type of plasmasphere disturbance, the magnetic eastward-directed wave. Previous work indicated these disturbances were likely frozen to the geomagnetic field as determined from their azimuth distributions. This work provides a method to explain more accurately the azimuth distribution, thereby allowing the calculation of the disturbances' location in the plasmasphere independently of the measured velocity. The measurable velocity due to corotation is calculated and subtracted from the measured trace velocity. This difference, or deviation from corotation, is attributed to electrodynamic convection; the measurement of plasmaspheric convection may lead to the eventual monitoring of mid-latitude electric fields. Disturbances are seen convecting predominantly westward, with the fastest having angular velocities greater than the anticorotating VLA line of sight. The direction of convection and conditions of observations indicate that the disturbances are likely the same phenomenon seen by the Los Alamos satellite beacon array.

  16. 2D Synchrotron Radiation Interferometer for Measuring the Transverse Dimensions of an Electron Beam in a Circular Accelerator

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    Novokshonov, A. I.; Potylitsyn, A. P.; Kube, G.

    2017-08-01

    In the majority of cases, modern systems for measuring the transverse profile of the electron beam in storage rings of synchrotron type work in the x-ray range in order to overcome the resolution limit imposed by diffraction. In conjunction with devices of this type, use is frequently made of a synchrotron radiation interferometer operating in the visible wavelength range. With the help of such an interferometer, consisting of a screen with two slits (1D interferometer), it is possible to measure the transverse dimension down to a few micrometers. 1D interferometers are widely used in circular accelerators throughout the world, including a PETRA III (DESY) storage ring, where such an interferometer is used to determine the vertical dimension of the beam. It is proposed to use a 2D interferometer, consisting of a screen with four circular holes, making it possible to measure the vertical and horizontal dimensions simultaneously.

  17. Broadband Interferometer for Measuring Transmitted Wavefronts of Optical Bandpass Filters for HST (ACS)

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    Boucarut, R. A.; Leviton, D. B.

    1998-01-01

    The transmitted wavefronts of optical filters for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) are characterized using the Wildly and Openly Modified Broadband Achromatic Twyman Green (WOMBAT) Interferometer developed in the NASA/GSFC Optics Branch's Diffraction Grating Evaluation Facility (DGEF). Because only four of thirty-three of ACS's optical bandpass filters transmit the 633 nm light of most commercial interferometers, a broadband interferometer is required to verify specified transmitted wavefront of ACS filters. WOMBAT's design is a hybrid of the BAT interferometer developed by JPL used for HST Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC-2) filters and a WYKO 400 phase shifting interferometer. It includes a broadband light source, monochromator, off-axis, parabolic collimating and camera mirrors, an aluminum-coated fused silica beam splitter, flat retroreflecting mirrors for the test and reference arms, and a LTV-sensitive CCD camera. An outboarded, piezo-electric phase shifter holds the flat mirror in the interferometer's reference arm. The interferometer is calibrated through interaction between the WYKO system's software and WONMAT hardware for the test wavelength of light entering the beam splitter. Phase-shifted interferograms of the filter mounted in the test arm are analyzed using WYKO's Vision' software. Filters as large as 90 mm in diameter have been measured over a wavelength range from 200 to 1100 nm with a sensitivity of lambda/200 rms at lambda = 633 nm. Results of transmitted wavefront measurements are shown for ACS fixed band pass and spatially-variable bandpass filters for a variety of wavelengths.

  18. Stellar velocimetry with a novel high efficiency interferometer

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    Erskine, D J; Ge, J

    2000-11-03

    The search for extra-solar planets continues to be one of the most exciting fields in astronomy, with great interest shown by the public. The detection of planets via the Doppler effect, measuring the gravitational tugging of the planet on the parent star, is the most popular method. Jupiter and Saturn-like planets create 12 and 3 m/s signatures, respectively. Many institutions endeavor to join the search. They are hampered by the lack of affordable instruments having sufficient velocity resolution. Conventional high spectral resolution grating spectrometers are extremely expensive and massive due to their large size (5 meters). Due to their extreme sensitivity to input beam path, the most accurate velocimeters must use the iodine vapor cell as a spectral reference, (which does not deviate the beam due to its absorptive nature.) However, this operates only with green light. Hence, most of the photons from a star are wasted, particularly from red stars. In spite of constituting more than 60% of stars near Earth, red stars are currently under-represented on planet search surveys due to their relative weakness in the green. We have developed a new method for measuring Doppler shifts of starlight having many practical benefits. It is based on the combination of an interferometer with a small, low resolution diffraction grating. Since the Doppler effect is measured by fringe shifts, and not directly by the grating, the required grating spectral resolution can be reduced by a factor of 3 to 10 times. Secondly, the tolerance to imperfections in the grating is much higher. These properties allow the overall instrument to be dramatically smaller (TV-sized vs. kitchen sized), inexpensive and portable. Airborne and spaceborne platforms are now possible for the first time. Furthermore, the interferometer is 1000 times less sensitive to errors in the beam path. This enables use of an emission lamp as a spectral reference, which would allow the velocimeter to use all the colors

  19. Metrology concepts for a space interferometer mission: SMART-2

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    Wielders, Arno A.; Calvel, Bertrand; Swinkels, Bas L.; Chapman, Patrick D.

    2003-02-01

    In preparation for the planet-finding missions DARWIN (ESA) and the Terrestrial Planet Finder (NASA) a range of precursor missions are being defined, aimed at testing and validating the technology needed to make the planet-finder missions feasible from a technology point of view. In Europe the SMART-2 mission is meant to test high critical technologies for the DARWIN and the gravitation wave mission LISA (ESA/NASA). The mission SMART-2 consists of two spacecraft. These two spacecraft will demonstrate the feasibility of formation flying related to the DARWIN mission. Furthermore SMART-2 will simulate a stellar interferometer by combining white light from the two spacecraft in an interferometric focus. Two fringe-tracking modes of operations will be tested. In the standard fringe-tracking mode an onboard optical delay line is commanded to keep the optical path difference within the coherence length of the combined light. In the second mode the optical path difference is equalised by commanding the FEEPS (Field Emission Electric Propulsion) thrusters. In both modes a range of metrology systems are needed to measure deviations from the nominal configuration of the two spacecraft. Here we report on the work related to metrology systems for the SMART-2 mission needed to measure the longitudinal distance with nanometer accuracy and the lateral position of one spacecraft with respect to the second spacecraft with 5 mm accuracy. We discuss the present concepts for the metrology systems for SMART-2 and we will elaborate on the possibility to integrate the different optical metrology systems into a single system reducing complexity, risks and mass.

  20. Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Far Field Phase Patterns

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    Waluschka, Eugene; Obenschain, Arthur F. (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) consists of three spacecraft in orbit about the sun. The orbits are chosen such that the three spacecraft are always at (roughly) the vertices of a equilateral triangle with 5 million kilometer leg lengths. Even though the distances between the three spacecraft are 5 million kilometers, the expected phase shifts between any two beams, due to a gravitational wave, only correspond to a distance change of about 10 pico meters, which is about 10(exp -5) waves for a laser wavelength of 1064 nm. To obtain the best signal-to-noise ratio, noise sources such as changes in the apparent distances due to pointing jitter must be controlled carefully. This is the main reason for determining the far-field phase patterns of a LISA type telescope. Because of torque on the LISA spacecraft and other disturbances, continuous adjustments to the pointing of the telescopes are required. These pointing adjustments will be a "jitter" source. If the transmitted wave is perfectly spherical then rotations (Jitter) about its geometric center will not produce any effect at the receiving spacecraft. However, if the outgoing wave is not perfectly spherical, then pointing jitter will produce a phase variation at the receiving spacecraft. The following sections describe the "brute force" computational approach used to determine the scalar wave front as a function of exit pupil (Zernike) aberrations and to show the results (mostly graphically) of the computations. This approach is straightforward and produces believable phase variations to sub-pico meter accuracy over distances on the order of 5 million kilometers. As such this analyzes the far field phase sensitivity to exit pupil aberrations.

  1. The New Wide Band Equipment for the URAN Interferometers

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    Belov, A. S.; Ivanov, A. S.; Lozins'kyy, A. B.; Rashkovskiy, S. L.; Shepelyev, V. A.

    2006-08-01

    The decameter range VLBI network URAN consists of 5 radio telescopes including the world largest in the range - UTR-2. They make up interferometers with the baselines 42 to 946 km. Large size antennas arrays (up to 2 km), electrically controlled over both coordinates, are used to increase the sensitivity and decrease the confusion and interference effects. The system of distributed preamplification with a high dynamic range and receivers with narrow IF bandwidths (20 kHz) have been applied in order to minimize the broadcast station interference. Studies with the URAN were carrying out for a number of years and several tens of radio sources have been already observed successfully. For successful prolongation of the investigations it is necessary to increase the sensitivity of the system since the reliable determination of the sources angular structure needs a high signal-to-noise ratio. The increasing of the antennas effective area is cost-intensive and it is impossible now. An alternative way is a broadening of the received band and/or increasing of the coherent integration time to boost the radiometric gain. At the decameter wavelengths the coherent integration time is significantly limited by the effect of the interplanetary and ionosphere plasma. Front-end facility of all the URAN telescopes is broadband so a new generation of wideband back-end equipment has been developed including receivers with wide bandpass, fast ADCs and a computer based data storage devices. New equipment, the algorithms of the interferences rejection and the data reduction methods will be described in the report.

  2. The Design and Operation of Ultra-Sensitive and Tunable Radio-Frequency Interferometers.

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    Cui, Yan; Wang, Pingshan

    2014-12-01

    Dielectric spectroscopy (DS) is an important technique for scientific and technological investigations in various areas. DS sensitivity and operating frequency ranges are critical for many applications, including lab-on-chip development where sample volumes are small with a wide range of dynamic processes to probe. In this work, we present the design and operation considerations of radio-frequency (RF) interferometers that are based on power-dividers (PDs) and quadrature-hybrids (QHs). Such interferometers are proposed to address the sensitivity and frequency tuning challenges of current DS techniques. Verified algorithms together with mathematical models are presented to quantify material properties from scattering parameters for three common transmission line sensing structures, i.e., coplanar waveguides (CPWs), conductor-backed CPWs, and microstrip lines. A high-sensitivity and stable QH-based interferometer is demonstrated by measuring glucose-water solution at a concentration level that is ten times lower than some recent RF sensors while our sample volume is ~1 nL. Composition analysis of ternary mixture solutions are also demonstrated with a PD-based interferometer. Further work is needed to address issues like system automation, model improvement at high frequencies, and interferometer scaling.

  3. Interferometer for measuring the dynamic surface topography of a human tear film

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    Primeau, Brian C.; Greivenkamp, John E.

    2012-03-01

    The anterior refracting surface of the eye is the thin tear film that forms on the surface of the cornea. Following a blink, the tear film quickly smoothes and starts to become irregular after 10 seconds. This irregularity can affect comfort and vision quality. An in vivo method of characterizing dynamic tear films has been designed based upon a near-infrared phase-shifting interferometer. This interferometer continuously measures light reflected from the tear film, allowing sub-micron analysis of the dynamic surface topography. Movies showing the tear film behavior can be generated along with quantitative metrics describing changes in the tear film surface. This tear film measurement allows analysis beyond capabilities of typical fluorescein visual inspection or corneal topography and provides better sensitivity and resolution than shearing interferometry methods. The interferometer design is capable of identifying features in the tear film much less than a micron in height with a spatial resolution of about ten microns over a 6 mm diameter. This paper presents the design of the tear film interferometer along with the considerations that must be taken when designing an interferometer for on-eye diagnostics. Discussions include eye movement, design of null optics for a range of ocular geometries, and laser emission limits for on-eye interferometry.

  4. A fiber-coupled displacement measuring interferometer for determination of the posture of a reflective surface

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    Mao, Shuai; Hu, Peng-Cheng, E-mail: hupc@hit.edu.cn; Ding, Xue-Mei, E-mail: X.M.Ding@outlook.com; Tan, Jiu-Bin [Harbin Institute of Technology, D-403 Science Park, 2 Yikuang Street, Harbin 150080 (China)

    2016-08-15

    A fiber-coupled displacement measuring interferometer capable of determining of the posture of a reflective surface of a measuring mirror is proposed. The newly constructed instrument combines fiber-coupled displacement and angular measurement technologies. The proposed interferometer has advantages of both the fiber-coupled and the spatially beam-separated interferometer. A portable dual-position sensitive detector (PSD)-based unit within this proposed interferometer measures the parallelism of the two source beams to guide the fiber-coupling adjustment. The portable dual PSD-based unit measures not only the pitch and yaw of the retro-reflector but also measures the posture of the reflective surface. The experimental results of displacement calibration show that the deviations between the proposed interferometer and a reference one, Agilent 5530, at two different common beam directions are both less than ±35 nm, thus verifying the effectiveness of the beam parallelism measurement. The experimental results of angular calibration show that deviations of pitch and yaw with the auto-collimator (as a reference) are less than ±2 arc sec, thus proving the proposed interferometer’s effectiveness for determination of the posture of a reflective surface.

  5. Design of a nonlinear, thin-film Mach-Zehnder interferometer

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    Pearson, Earl F.

    1996-01-01

    A Mach-Zehnder interferometer consists of a 3 db splitter to create the two separate beams, an optical path difference to control the interference between the two beams and another 3 db coupler to reconstruct the output signal. The performance of each of its components has been investigated. Since an optical path difference is required for its function, the performance of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer is not very sensitive to construction parameters. In designing an interferometer for this work, the following considerations must be observed: the interferometer is to be made of phthalocyanine or polydiacetylene thin films; in order to avoid thermal effects which are slower, the wavelength chosen must not be absorbed in either one or two photon processes; the wavelength chosen must be easily generated (laser line); the spacing between the interferometer arms must be large enough to allow attachment of external electrodes; the vapor deposition apparatus can accept disks no larger than 0.9 inches; and the design must allow multiple layer coating in order to determine the optimum film thickness or to change to another substance.

  6. Sagnac interferometer as a speed-meter-type, quantum-nondemolition gravitational-wave detector

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    Chen, Yanbei

    2003-06-01

    According to quantum measurement theory, “speed meters”—devices that measure the momentum, or speed, of free test masses—are immune to the standard quantum limit (SQL). It is shown that a Sagnac-interferometer gravitational-wave detector is a speed meter and therefore in principle it can beat the SQL by large amounts over a wide band of frequencies. It is shown, further, that, when one ignores optical losses, a signal-recycled Sagnac interferometer with Fabry-Perot arm cavities has precisely the same performance, for the same circulating light power, as the Michelson speed-meter interferometer recently invented and studied by Purdue and the author. The influence of optical losses is not studied, but it is plausible that they be fairly unimportant for the Sagnac interferometer, as for other speed meters. With squeezed vacuum (squeeze factor e-2R=0.1) injected into its dark port, the recycled Sagnac interferometer can beat the SQL by a factor (10)≃3 over the frequency band 10 Hz≲f≲150 Hz using the same circulating power Ic˜820 kW as is to be used by the (quantum limited) second-generation Advanced LIGO interferometers—if other noise sources are made sufficiently small. It is concluded that the Sagnac optical configuration, with signal recycling and squeezed-vacuum injection, is an attractive candidate for third-generation interferometric gravitational-wave detectors (LIGO-III and EURO).

  7. Architecture trade study for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer

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    Lay, Oliver P.; Gunter, Steven M.; Hamlin, Louise A.; Henry, Curt A.; Li, Ying-Yong; Martin, Stefan R.; Purcell, George H., Jr.; Ware, Brent; Wertz, Julie A.; Noecker, M. Charley

    2005-08-01

    The Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer (TPF-I) is a space-based NASA mission for the direct detection of Earth-like planets orbiting nearby stars. At the mid-infrared wavelength range of interest, a sun-like star is ~107 times brighter than an earth-like planet, with an angular offset of ~50 mas. A set of formation-flying collector telescopes direct the incoming light to a common location where the beams are combined and detected. The relative locations of the collecting apertures, the way that the beams are routed to the combiner, and the relative amplitudes and phases with which they are combined constitute the architecture of the system. This paper evaluates six of the most promising solutions: the Linear Dual Chopped Bracewell (DCB), X-Array, Diamond DCB, Z-Array, Linear-3 and Triangle architectures. Each architecture is constrained to fit inside the shroud of a Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle using a parametric model for mass and volume. Both single and dual launch options are considered. The maximum separation between spacecraft is limited by stray light considerations. Given these constraints, the performance of each architecture is assessed by modeling the number of stars that can be surveyed and characterized spectroscopically during the mission lifetime, and by modeling the imaging properties of the configuration and the robustness to failures. The cost and risk for each architecture depends on a number of factors, including the number of launches, and mass margin. Quantitative metrics are used where possible. A matrix of the architectures and ~30 weighted discriminators was formed. Each architecture was assigned a score for each discriminator. Then the scores were multiplied by the weights and summed to give a total score for each architecture. The X-Array and Linear DCB were judged to be the strongest candidates. The simplicity of the three-collector architectures was not rated to be sufficient to compensate for their reduced performance and

  8. Effects of losses in the atom-light hybrid SU(1,1) interferometer.

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    Chen, Zhao-Dan; Yuan, Chun-Hua; Ma, Hong-Mei; Li, Dong; Chen, L Q; Ou, Z Y; Zhang, Weiping

    2016-08-08

    Collective atomic excitation can be realized by the Raman scattering. Such a photon-atom interface can form an SU(1,1)-typed atom-light hybrid interferometer, where the atomic Raman amplification processes take the place of the beam splitting elements in a traditional Mach-Zehnder interferometer. We numerically calculate the phase sensitivities and the signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) of this interferometer with the method of homodyne detection and intensity detection, and give their differences of the optimal phase points to realize the best phase sensitivities and the maximal SNRs from these two detection methods. The difference of the effects of loss of light field and atomic decoherence on measure precision is analyzed.

  9. Nonlinear Sagnac interferometer based on the four-wave mixing process.

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    Xin, Jun; Liu, Jinming; Jing, Jietai

    2017-01-23

    A new nonlinear Sagnac interferometer (NSI) is proposed by replacing the beam-splitter in the traditional Sagnac interferometer (TSI) with a four-wave mixing process. Such a NSI has better angular velocity sensitivity than the one of the TSI. The standard quantum limit can be beaten and the Heisenberg Limit can even be reached for the ideal case by the NSI. We study the effect of the losses on the angular velocity sensitivity of the NSI and find that the optimal angular velocity, where the best angular velocity sensitivity can be obtained, of the NSI may be dependent on the losses inside the interferometer. Such a NSI has its advantages compared with the TSI and may find its potential applications in quantum metrology.

  10. Potential of the neutron lloyd's mirror interferometer for the search for new interactions

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    Pokotilovski, Yu. N., E-mail: pokot@nf.jinr.ru [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)

    2013-04-15

    We discuss the potential of the neutron Lloyd's mirror interferometer in a search for new interactions at small scales. We consider three hypothetical interactions that may be tested using the interferometer. The chameleon scalar field proposed to solve the enigma of accelerating expansion of the Universe produces interaction between particles and matter. The axion-like spin-dependent coupling between a neutron and nuclei or/and electrons may result in a P- and T-noninvariant interaction with matter. Hypothetical non-Newtonian gravitational interactions mediates an additional short-range potential between neutrons and bulk matter. These interactions between the neutron and the mirror of a Lloyd-type neutron interferometer cause a phase shift of neutron waves. We estimate the sensitivity and systematic effects of possible experiments.

  11. Chronology of Fabry-Perot interferometer fiber-optic sensors and their applications: a review.

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    Islam, Md Rajibul; Ali, Muhammad Mahmood; Lai, Man-Hong; Lim, Kok-Sing; Ahmad, Harith

    2014-04-24

    Optical fibers have been involved in the area of sensing applications for more than four decades. Moreover, interferometric optical fiber sensors have attracted broad interest for their prospective applications in sensing temperature, refractive index, strain measurement, pressure, acoustic wave, vibration, magnetic field, and voltage. During this time, numerous types of interferometers have been developed such as Fabry-Perot, Michelson, Mach-Zehnder, Sagnac Fiber, and Common-path interferometers. Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) fiber-optic sensors have been extensively investigated for their exceedingly effective, simple fabrication as well as low cost aspects. In this study, a wide variety of FPI sensors are reviewed in terms of fabrication methods, principle of operation and their sensing applications. The chronology of the development of FPI sensors and their implementation in various applications are discussed.

  12. Basic features of the upgraded S18 neutron interferometer set-up at ILL

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    Kroupa, G; Bolik, O; Zawisky, M; Hainbuchner, M; Badurek, G; Buchelt, R J; Schricker, A; Rauch, H

    2000-01-01

    The perfect crystal interferometer instrument S18 at the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble has been upgraded to allow more advanced neutron optics experiments for fundamental, nuclear and condensed matter physics. The new supermirror guide together with the multipurpose monochromator provides considerably higher intensities in a wide wavelength region. The optimal use of neutrons is obtained by a nondispersive arrangement of the monochromator and the interferometer crystals. This also allows to obtain completely polarised beams using permanent magnetic prism deflection. An additional third analyzer axis permits novel postselection experiments concerning momentum distribution and polarisation analysis of the interfering beams. Several types of large perfect crystal interferometers are available for different applications. The system can be configured as an advanced high-resolution Bonse-Hart small angle scattering camera. The results of various test measurements concerning intensities, interference con...

  13. Development of control and data processing system for CO{sub 2} laser interferometer

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    Chiba, Shinichi; Kawano, Yasunori; Tsuchiya, Katsuhiko; Inoue, Akira [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Naka, Ibaraki (Japan). Naka Fusion Research Establishment

    2001-11-01

    CO{sub 2} laser interferometer diagnostic has been operating to measure the central electron density in JT-60U plasmas. We have developed a control and data processing system for the CO{sub 2} laser interferometer with flexible functions of data acquisition, data processing and data transfer in accordance with the sequence of JT-60U discharges. This system is mainly composed of two UNIX workstations and CAMAC clusters, in which the high reliability was obtained by sharing the data process functions to the each workstations. Consequently, the control and data processing system becomes to be able to provide electron density data immediately after a JT-60U discharge, routinely. The realtime feedback control of electron density in JT-60U also becomes to be available by using a reference density signal from the CO{sub 2} laser interferometer. (author)

  14. Chronology of Fabry-Perot Interferometer Fiber-Optic Sensors and Their Applications: A Review

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    Md. Rajibul Islam

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Optical fibers have been involved in the area of sensing applications for more than four decades. Moreover, interferometric optical fiber sensors have attracted broad interest for their prospective applications in sensing temperature, refractive index, strain measurement, pressure, acoustic wave, vibration, magnetic field, and voltage. During this time, numerous types of interferometers have been developed such as Fabry-Perot, Michelson, Mach-Zehnder, Sagnac Fiber, and Common-path interferometers. Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI fiber-optic sensors have been extensively investigated for their exceedingly effective, simple fabrication as well as low cost aspects. In this study, a wide variety of FPI sensors are reviewed in terms of fabrication methods, principle of operation and their sensing applications. The chronology of the development of FPI sensors and their implementation in various applications are discussed.

  15. Generation of Optical Vortex Arrays Using Single-Element Reversed-Wavefront Folding Interferometer

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    Brijesh Kumar Singh

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Optical vortex arrays have been generated using simple, novel, and stable reversed-wavefront folding interferometer. Two new interferometric configurations were used for generating a variety of optical vortex lattices. In the first interferometric configuration one cube beam splitter (CBS was used in one arm of Mach-Zehnder interferometer for splitting and combining the collimated beam, and one mirror of another arm is replaced by second CBS. At the output of interferometer, three-beam interference gives rise to optical vortex arrays. In second interferometric configuration, a divergent wavefront was made incident on a single CBS which splits and combines wavefronts leading to the generation of vortex arrays due to four-beam interference. It was found that the orientation and structure of the optical vortices can be stably controlled by means of changing the rotation angle of CBS.

  16. Microwave generation with an inner-modulated laser and parallel Mach-Zehnder interferometers

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    Fan, Zhaojin; Zeng, Xiaodong; Cao, Changqing; Feng, Zhejun; Lai, Zhi; Cheng, Yinghong; Chen, Xuanqi; Wang, Xiang; Pan, Zewei; Luo, Long; Liu, Yutao

    2017-11-01

    Using an inner-frequency-modulated semiconductor laser, two parallel Mach-Zehnder delay-line interferometers and feedback control loop technique, we generate microwaves. The frequency of the Littrow-structure semiconductor laser is modified by a lead zirconate titanate actuator that covers a wideband modulating range. One long delay-line interferometer generates microwaves; the second short delay-line interferometer controls the linearity of the modulate laser and assures microwave stability by a feedback loop. Thus, this method, in theory, should produce more than one hundred GHz microwave. We experimentally generated 1.743 GHz to 5.134 GHz microwaves. This technology opens a new path for developments in microwave photonics.

  17. Optical image encryption and hiding based on a modified Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

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    Li, Jun; Li, Jiaosheng; Shen, Lina; Pan, Yangyang; Li, Rong

    2014-02-24

    A method for optical image hiding and for optical image encryption and hiding in the Fresnel domain via completely optical means is proposed, which encodes original object image into the encrypted image and then embeds it into host image in our modified Mach-Zehnder interferometer architecture. The modified Mach-Zehnder interferometer not only provides phase shifts to record complex amplitude of final encrypted object image on CCD plane but also introduces host image into reference path of the interferometer to hide it. The final encrypted object image is registered as interference patterns, which resemble a Fresnel diffraction pattern of the host image, and thus the secure information is imperceptible to unauthorized receivers. The method can simultaneously realize image encryption and image hiding at a high speed in pure optical system. The validity of the method and its robustness against some common attacks are investigated by numerical simulations and experiments.

  18. Porous silicon integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer waveguide for biological and chemical sensing.

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    Kim, Kyowon; Murphy, Thomas E

    2013-08-26

    Optical waveguides comprised of nanoporous materials are uniquely suited for on-chip sensing applications, because they allow for a target chemical or analyte to directly infiltrate the optical material that comprises the core of the waveguide. We describe here the fabrication and characterization of nanoporous waveguides, and demonstrate their usefulness in measuring small changes in refractive index when exposed to a test analyte. We use a process of electrochemical etching and laser oxidation to produce channel waveguides and integrated on-chip Mach-Zehnder structures, and we compare the responsivity and interferometric stability of the integrated sensor to that of a fiber-based interferometer. We quantify the detection capability by selectively applying isopropanol to a 200 μm length waveguide segment in one arm of the interferometer, which produces a phase shift of 9.7 π. The integrated interferometer is shown to provide a more stable response in comparison to a comparable fiber-based implementation.

  19. Optimal phase measurements with bright- and vacuum-seeded SU(1,1) interferometers

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    Anderson, Brian E.; Schmittberger, Bonnie L.; Gupta, Prasoon; Jones, Kevin M.; Lett, Paul D.

    2017-06-01

    The SU(1,1) interferometer can be thought of as a Mach-Zehnder interferometer with its linear beam splitters replaced with parametric nonlinear optical processes. We consider the cases of bright- and vacuum-seeded SU(1,1) interferometers using intensity or homodyne detectors. A simplified truncated scheme with only one nonlinear interaction is introduced, which not only beats conventional intensity detection with a bright seed, but can saturate the phase-sensitivity bound set by the quantum Fisher information. We also show that the truncated scheme achieves a sub-shot-noise phase sensitivity in the vacuum-seeded case, despite the phase-sensing optical beams having no well-defined phase.

  20. Interferometry technique to eliminate noise in interference data based on a Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

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    Azari, Amin; Mohajerani, Ezedin; Abedi, Zahra; Shams, Afshin

    2014-03-20

    Some experiments based on interferometry, such as studying refractive index changes, need a long time to be completed, and any movement or oscillation in the order of wavelength during that time may wash out the interference fringes or at least reduce the quality of the interferogram. In this work, a new technique is presented to enhance the interferometric data during such experiments. The main idea behind this technique is the use of a reference beam to monitor all surrounding changes during the experiment. Laser light was divided into two parallel beams and then entered into a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. One of the beams was used as a reference signal to measure interferometer drift and the other one was passed through the sample to measure the refractive index changes simultaneously in a single interferometer. Noise was extracted from the data with a written computer code to achieve a noise-free output.

  1. Wind observations by the E-Region Wind Interferometer, ERWIN-2 at Eureka

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    Kristoffersen, S.; Brown, S.; Ward, W. E.

    2009-05-01

    The E-region wind interferometer, ERWIN, was refurbished and moved from Resolute Bay to the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) in Eureka (80N) in the winter of 2008. ERWIN is a field widened Michelson interferometer which measures winds in the E-region using Doppler shifts in hydroxyl, oxygen green line and O2 airglow emssions. The referbished instrument is constructed around the old interferometer and includes imaging capabilities using a CCD detector and an optical system which allows simultaneous viewing in four directions and zenith. The instrument operates by seqentially viewing the three emissions. The observation cadence for the three emissions is ~2 minutes making this the fastest wind measuring instrument in the world for the mesopause region. An overview of the instrument operation and results from the first year of observations (including winds during stratospheric warmings) are presented.

  2. Two-photon interference of polarization-entangled photons in a Franson interferometer.

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    Kim, Heonoh; Lee, Sang Min; Kwon, Osung; Moon, Han Seb

    2017-07-18

    We present two-photon interference experiments with polarization-entangled photon pairs in a polarization-based Franson-type interferometer. Although the two photons do not meet at a common beamsplitter, a phase-insensitive Hong-Ou-Mandel type two-photon interference peak and dip fringes are observed, resulting from the two-photon interference effect between two indistinguishable two-photon probability amplitudes leading to a coincidence detection. A spatial quantum beating fringe is also measured for nondegenerate photon pairs in the same interferometer, although the two-photon states have no frequency entanglement. When unentangled polarization-correlated photons are used as an input state, the polarization entanglement is successfully recovered through the interferometer via delayed compensation.

  3. Single-aperture spatial phase-shifting technique for speckle shearography based on modified Michelson interferometer

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    Zhu, Meng; Zhang, Hao; Li, Xiangyu; Huang, Zhanhua

    2013-09-01

    A modified Michelson interferometer for spatial phase shifting speckle shearography is presented. The interferometer consists of one slit aperture, one beam splitter, and two spherical mirrors. Spatial carrier frequency and shear are both generated by one translated spherical mirror. The slit aperture controls the speckle size. These arrangements make the system simple and easy to align. The shear is proportional to the translation of the spherical mirror. Shear distortion due to the rotated mirror in a traditional Michelson interferometer is avoided as well. The carrier frequency is proven to be constant in image plane and can be conveniently adjusted by translating the spherical mirror without changing imaging setup. Fourier analysis method is applied to accurately calibrate carrier frequency. Finally, experimental dynamic deformation results of a center loaded metal plate using the proposed method are provided.

  4. Vertical integration of array-type miniature interferometers at wafer level by using multistack anodic bonding

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    Wang, Wei-Shan; Wiemer, Maik; Froemel, Joerg; Enderlein, Tom; Gessner, Thomas; Lullin, Justine; Bargiel, Sylwester; Passilly, Nicolas; Albero, Jorge; Gorecki, Christophe

    2016-04-01

    In this work, vertical integration of miniaturized array-type Mirau interferometers at wafer level by using multi-stack anodic bonding is presented. Mirau interferometer is suitable for MEMS metrology and for medical imaging according to its vertical-, lateral- resolutions and working distances. Miniaturized Mirau interferometer can be a promising candidate as a key component of an optical coherence tomography (OCT) system. The miniaturized array-type interferometer consists of a microlens doublet, a Si-based MEMS Z scanner, a spacer for focus-adjustment and a beam splitter. Therefore, bonding technologies which are suitable for heterogeneous substrates are of high interest and necessary for the integration of MEMS/MOEMS devices. Multi-stack anodic bonding, which meets the optical and mechanical requirements of the MOEMS device, is adopted to integrate the array-type interferometers. First, the spacer and the beam splitter are bonded, followed by bonding of the MEMS Z scanner. In the meanwhile, two microlenses, which are composed of Si and glass wafers, are anodically bonded to form a microlens doublet. Then, the microlens doublet is aligned and bonded with the scanner/spacer/beam splitter stack. The bonded array-type interferometer is a 7- wafer stack and the thickness is approximately 5mm. To separate such a thick wafer stack with various substrates, 2-step laser cutting is used to dice the bonded stack into Mirau chips. To simplify fabrication process of each component, electrical connections are created at the last step by mounting a Mirau chip onto a flip chip PCB instead of through wafer vias. Stability of Au/Ti films on the MEMS Z scanner after anodic bonding, laser cutting and flip chip bonding are discussed as well.

  5. Ultra-sensitive wide dynamic range temperature sensor based on in-fiber Lyot interferometer

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    Nikbakht, Hamed; Poorghdiri Isfahani, Mohamad Hosein; Latifi, Hamid

    2017-04-01

    An in-fiber Lyot interferometer for temperature measurement is presented. The sensor utilizes high temperature-dependence of the birefringence in Panda polarization maintaining fibers to achieve high resolution in temperature measurements. Temperature variation modulates the phase difference between the polarization modes propagating in different modes of the Panda fiber. The Lyot interferometer produces a spectrum which varies with the phase difference. Therefore, by monitoring this spectrum a high resolution of 0.003°C was achieved. A fiber Bragg grating is added to the setup to expand its dynamic range. This sensor does not need complicated fabrication process and can be implemented in many applications.

  6. On the possibility of using the phase characteristic of a ring interferometer in microoptical gyroscopes

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    Venediktov, V Yu [Department of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Filatov, Yu V; Shalymov, E V [St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University " LETI" , St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

    2014-12-31

    The prototype schemes of a microoptical gyroscope (MOG) developed to date on the basis of passive ring cavities imply the use of the amplitude characteristic only, since they operate using the dip in the transmission coefficient. We have analysed the possibility of creating a MOG, in which the phase characteristic is used as well. The phase characteristic of a ring interferometer has distinctive features in the vicinity of the cavity eigenfrequencies, which may be used to determine the angular velocity. A method for the angular velocity determination using both the phase and the amplitude characteristics of the interferometer is considered. (laser gyroscopes)

  7. Special features of Newton-type fringe formation in a diffraction interferometer

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    Koronkevich, Voldemar P.; Lenkova, Galina A.; Matochkin, Aleksey E.

    2006-01-01

    An interferometer with a Fresnel zone plate located in the center of curvature of a concave mirror was studied. Attention was paid to the unique features of the interference field, which has a special point at which the path difference is equal to zero, thereby allowing for the observation of Newton-type fringes in white and quasi-monochromatic light. The conditions necessary for reducing the instrumental error to values less than lambda/20 were determined. Methods for suppressing noise and destructive interference patterns were also found. Metrological tests were carried out, and they proved the possibility of using this interferometer for industrial testing of spherical and parabolic mirrors.

  8. High precision dispersion measurement with a multi-loop Mach-Zehnder interferometer

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    Kohn, J.; Ryser, M.; Scheffold, F.; Stefanov, A.

    2017-07-01

    We present a dispersion measurement method based on an enhanced Mach-Zehnder white light interferometer. Different optical path lengths are superposed in the reference arm by introducing multiple delay loops in the beam path. This improvement speeds up by a factor of 5 the measurement time of high dispersion fiber Bragg gratings compared to standard Mach Zehnder interferometers. Furthermore we implement a correction of the dispersion data based on the residuals of single mode fibers dispersion measurements. This calibration leads to a precision for low dispersion fiber Bragg gratings of 0.1%.

  9. Measurement of the frequency modulation transfer function of a laser using a Mach Zehnder interferometer

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    McRae, T. G.; Field, B. J.; Manson, P. J.

    2005-06-01

    A technique is presented for determining the frequency modulation transfer function of a laser. The method is based on a Mach Zehnder interferometer, with a significant difference in the optical path lengths of the two arms. A frequency-modulated laser beam incident on the interferometer produces a phase-modulated photocurrent signal with an effective modulation index that is related to the amplitude of the optical frequency modulation. Techniques for determining both the amplitude and the phase of the optical frequency modulation from the photocurrent signal are described.

  10. Detection of ultrasonic waves in solids by an optical fiber interferometer

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    Claus, R. O.; Cantrell, J. H., Jr.

    1981-01-01

    An optical fiber interferometer was developed for the detection of ultrasonic waves in solids. The optical paths in both the signal and reference arms of the Mach-Zehnder interferometer are through the cores of similar lengths of single mode fiber mode stripped at both input and output. Instantaneous translation of the pattern is proportional to the localized strain produced by ultrasonic bulk waves generated in the disc and integrated along the fiber path. By spatially filtering the moving fringe pattern and synchronously demodulating the filtered optical intensity distirbution, a signal proportional to the integrated strain is obtained.

  11. Decorrelation and fringe visibility: On the limiting behavior of varous electronic speckle pattern correlation interferometers

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    Owner-Petersen, Mette

    1996-01-01

    I discuss the behavior of fringe formation in image-plane electronic speckle-pattern correlation interferometers as the limit of total decorrelation is approached. The interferometers are supposed to operate in the difference mode. The effect of decorrelation will be a decrease in fringe visibility...... until the limit of total decorrelation, when no fringes will be formed, is reached. A quantitative evaluation of the partially decorrelated fringe pattern is presented for the case of decorrelation due to both tilt and in-plane translation of an object surface element. It is shown that the fringe...

  12. In-fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer and sphere whispering gallery mode resonator coupling structure.

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    Shi, Leilei; Zhu, Tao; Huang, Dongmei; Liang, Chuancan; Liu, Min; Liang, Shibin

    2017-01-01

    An in-fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer and sphere whispering gallery mode resonator coupling structure is demonstrated by femtosecond laser micromachining. Asymmetric spectra around the resonant wavelength of the whispering gallery cavities in different coupling states are experimentally observed. An extinction ratio of ∼7  dB and a slope of 117 dB/nm can be achieved in the asymmetric spectrum of the overcoupled whispering gallery cavity, where an additional π phase shift at the resonant wavelength is introduced to the Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

  13. Fiber inline Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on femtosecond laser inscribed waveguides.

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    Li, W W; Chen, W P; Wang, D N; Wang, Z K; Xu, Ben

    2017-11-01

    A new type of Mach-Zehnder interferometer device based on in-fiber optical waveguides, fabricated by direct femtosecond laser pulse inscription in a single-mode fiber has been demonstrated and successfully employed for temperature and strain measurement. The in-fiber waveguide can couple the light out from the fiber core and guide it along the cladding region before directing it back into the fiber core. Such an inner structured interferometer device is compact and robust, can be constructed in a flexible and precisely controlled manner, and hence is expected to have many potential applications.

  14. Continuous-variable entanglement measurement using an unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

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    Xia, Chuanqing; Wang, Dong; Wu, Yang; Guo, Jiale; Liu, Fang; Zhang, Yong; Xiao, Min

    2015-03-15

    We propose a simple scheme using an unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer to directly measure the entangled beams with correlation of amplitude quadratures and anticorrelation of phase quadratures. In the experiment, we use two fibers with lengths of 2 and 50 m to construct the interferometer. The correlation variances of amplitude difference and phase sum of the entangled beams from a nondegenerate optical parametric amplifier are simultaneously measured to be 1.79 and 1.62 dB below the shot noise limit, respectively. Such a simple and convenient method has potential applications in quantum measurements.

  15. Mirror actuation design for the interferometer control of the KAGRA gravitational wave telescope

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    Michimura, Yuta; Shimoda, Tomofumi; Miyamoto, Takahiro; Shoda, Ayaka; Okutomi, Koki; Fujii, Yoshinori; Tanaka, Hiroki; Barton, Mark A.; Takahashi, Ryutaro; Aso, Yoichi; Akutsu, Tomotada; Ando, Masaki; Enomoto, Yutaro; Flaminio, Raffaele; Hayama, Kazuhiro; Hirose, Eiichi; Inoue, Yuki; Kajita, Takaaki; Kamiizumi, Masahiro; Kawamura, Seiji; Kokeyama, Keiko; Komori, Kentaro; Kumar, Rahul; Miyakawa, Osamu; Nagano, Koji; Nakano, Masayuki; Ohishi, Naoko; Ooi, Ching Pin; Erasmo Peña Arellano, Fabián; Saito, Yoshio; Shimode, Katsuhiko; Somiya, Kentaro; Takeda, Hiroki; Tomaru, Takayuki; Uchiyama, Takashi; Ushiba, Takafumi; Yamamoto, Kazuhiro; Yokozawa, Takaaki; Yuzurihara, Hirotaka

    2017-11-01

    KAGRA is a 3 km cryogenic interferometric gravitational wave telescope located at an underground site in Japan. In order to achieve its target sensitivity, the relative positions of the mirrors of the interferometer must be finely adjusted with attached actuators. We have developed a model to simulate the length control loops of the KAGRA interferometer with realistic suspension responses and various noises for mirror actuation. Using our model, we have designed the actuation parameters to have sufficient force range to acquire lock as well as to control all the length degrees of freedom without introducing excess noise.

  16. Determination of refractive index of a simple negative, positive, or zero power lens using wedged plated interferometer

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    Shukla, R. P.; Perera, G. M.; George, M. C.; Venkateswarlu, P.

    1990-01-01

    A nondestructive technique for measuring the refractive index of a negative lens using a wedged plate interferometer is described. The method can be also used for measuring the refractive index of convex or zero power lenses. Schematic diagrams are presented for the use of a wedged plate interferometer for measuring the refractive index of a concave lens and of a convex lens.

  17. A heterodyne straightness and displacement measuring interferometer with laser beam drift compensation for long-travel linear stage metrology.

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    Chen, Benyong; Cheng, Liang; Yan, Liping; Zhang, Enzheng; Lou, Yingtian

    2017-03-01

    The laser beam drift seriously influences the accuracy of straightness or displacement measurement in laser interferometers, especially for the long travel measurement. To solve this problem, a heterodyne straightness and displacement measuring interferometer with laser beam drift compensation is proposed. In this interferometer, the simultaneous measurement of straightness error and displacement is realized by using heterodyne interferometry, and the laser beam drift is determined to compensate the measurement results of straightness error and displacement in real time. The optical configuration of the interferometer is designed. The principle of the simultaneous measurement of straightness, displacement, and laser beam drift is depicted and analyzed in detail. And the compensation of the laser beam drift for the straightness error and displacement is presented. Several experiments were performed to verify the feasibility of the interferometer and the effectiveness of the laser beam drift compensation. The experiments of laser beam stability show that the position stability of the laser beam spot can be improved by more than 50% after compensation. The measurement and compensation experiments of straightness error and displacement by testing a linear stage at different distances show that the straightness and displacement obtained from the interferometer are in agreement with those obtained from a compared interferometer and the measured stage. These demonstrate that the merits of this interferometer are not only eliminating the influence of laser beam drift on the measurement accuracy but also having the abilities of simultaneous measurement of straightness error and displacement as well as being suitable for long-travel linear stage metrology.

  18. VLBA Teams With Optical Interferometer to Study Star's Layers

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    2007-05-01

    Structure of S Ori (Artist's Impression) "Astronomers are like medical doctors, who use various instruments to examine different parts of the human body," said co-author David Boboltz. "While the mouth can be checked with a simple light, a stethoscope is required to listen to the heart beat. Similarly the heart of the star can be observed in the optical, the molecular and dust layers can be studied in the infrared and the maser emission can be probed with radio instruments. Only the combination of the three gives us a more complete picture of the star and its envelope." The maser emission comes from silicon monoxide (SiO) molecules and can be used to image and track the motion of gas clouds in the stellar envelope roughly 10 times the size of the Sun. The astronomers observed S Ori with two of the largest interferometric facilities available: the ESO Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) at Paranal, observing in the near- and mid-infrared, and the NRAO-operated Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), that takes measurements in the radio wave domain. Because the star's luminosity changes periodically, the astronomers observed it simultaneously with both instruments, at several different epochs. The first epoch occurred close to the stellar minimum luminosity and the last just after the maximum on the next cycle. ESO PR Photo 25c/07 ESO PR Photo 25c/07 S Ori to Scale (Artist's Impression) The astronomers found the star's diameter to vary between 7.9 milliarcseconds and 9.7 milliarcseconds. At the distance of S Ori, this corresponds to a change of the radius from about 1.9 to 2.3 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun, or between 400 and 500 solar radii! As if such sizes were not enough, the inner dust shell is found to be about twice as big. The maser spots, which also form at about twice the radius of the star, show the typical structure of partial to full rings with a clumpy distribution. Their velocities indicate that the gas is expanding radially, moving away at a

  19. Determination of the Dilatational Wave Speed in Elastomer layers by Means of an Interferometer

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    Bruijn, A. de; Benders, F.P.A.; Driessen, F.P.G.

    2007-01-01

    In recent years, TNO has developed a water-filled interferometer, which is able to determine acoustical properties of a sound absorbing material or a compliant layer like the Alberich coating. The frequency range of the measurements is 1.5 to 20 kHz. The main results are mostly in the form of

  20. Hybrid Young interferometer for high resolution measurement of dynamic speckle using high birefringence liquid crystal

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    Bennis, N.; Holdynski, Z.; Merta, I.; Marc, P.; Kula, P.; Mazur, R.; Piecek, W.; Jaroszewicz, L. R.

    2015-08-01

    It is well known that the Young interference experiment is the fundamental setup to combine two beams and to construct the phase modulated light. Moreover, homodyne phase demodulator is based on signal decoding in back Fourier focal plane using bicell photodetector (B-PD). On the above base, we propose a novel experimental approach to the signals demodulation by using the optical interferometer which operates in homodyne mode, combined with liquid crystal spatial light modulators operating both phase as speckle modulator. Dynamic phase changes between the two beams can be controlled by monopixel liquid crystals cell placed in one branch of the interferometer. A phase modulation effect in a signal arm of interferometer is observed as a dynamic shift of the speckle pattern. Simple arithmetic combination of signals from B-PD placed in speckle pattern plane is only one necessary numerical manipulation to obtain exactly phase difference. Concept of signals demodulation in the Fourier focal plane can be only used for exactly defined geometrical (B-PD as well as Young interferometer) and physical parameters (polarization, wavelength). We optimize the setup geometry to obtain extremely high measurement resolution. In this paper we focus on the principles of operation of each part of the system as well as discussion their requirement in order to increase the signal to noise ratio.

  1. CIV Vacuum Ultraviolet Fabry-Perot Interferometers for Transition-Region Magnetography

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    Gary, G. Allen; West, Edward A.; Rees, David; Zukic, Maumer; Herman, Peter; Li, Jianzhao

    2006-01-01

    The vacuum ultraviolet region allows remote sensing of the upper levels of the solar atmosphere where the magnetic field dominates the physics. Obtaining an imaging interferometer that observes the transition region is the goal of this program. This paper gives a summary of our instrument development program (1998-2005) for a high-spectral-resolution, piezoelectric tunable Vacuum Ultraviolet Fabry-Perot Interferometer (VUV FPI) for obtaining narrow-passband images, magnetograms, and Dopplergrams of the transition region emission line of CN (155nm). A VUV interferometer will allow us to observe the magnetic field, flows, and heating events in the mid-transition region. The MSFC VUV FPI has measured values of FWHM approx. 9pm, FSR approx. 62pm, finesse approx. 5.3 and transmittance approx. 50% at 157nm. For the measurements, the University of Toronto's F2 eximer laser was used as an appropriate proxy for CIV 155nm. This has provided the first tunable interferometer with a FWHM compatible to VUV filter magnetograph.

  2. Experimental and theoretical demonstration of amplifying pulse compression using an SOA- based Mach-Zehnder Interferometer

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    Nielsen, Mads Lønstrup; Dagens, B.

    2004-01-01

    A pulse compression scheme based on a semiconductor optical amplifier -(SOA)based Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) is proposed. It is independent of the initial chirp of the pulses, provides amplification, and can potentially be integrated with a simple pulse source. Experimental demonstration...

  3. Efficient thermo-optically controlled Mach-Zhender interferometers using dielectric-loaded plasmonic waveguides

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    Gosciniak, J.; Markey, L.; Dereux, A.

    2012-01-01

    Compact fiber-coupled dielectric-loaded plasmonic Mach-Zehnder interferometers operating at telecom wavelengths and controlled via the thermo-optic effect are reported. Two fabricated structures with Cytop substrate and a ridge made of PMMA or a cycloaliphatic acrylate polymer (CAP) were considered...

  4. Toward a new generation of low-loss mirrors for the advanced gravitational waves interferometers.

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    Pinard, L; Sassolas, B; Flaminio, R; Forest, D; Lacoudre, A; Michel, C; Montorio, J L; Morgado, N

    2011-04-15

    The new generation of advanced interferometer needs fused silica mirrors having better optical and mechanical properties. This Letter describes the way to reduce the ion beam sputtering coating absorption at 1064 nm and to improve the layer thickness uniformity in order to coat two large mirrors (diameter 35 cm) at the same time.

  5. Large-optics shearing interferometer for the wavefront sensing of widely tunable laser

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    Luan, Zhu; Wang, Lijuan; Zhou, Yu; Dai, Enwen; Sun, Jianfeng; Liu, Liren

    2010-08-01

    There is large aperture and diffraction-limited laser beam in the space laser applications such as laser communication. Laser wavefront can be measured by shearing interferometer or Shark-Hartmann sensor etc. Large-Optics shearing interferometer based on Mach-Zehnder plate structure has been manufactured to differentially analyze the laser wavefront from two parts of aperture-divided fringes. One of six optical plates of the interferometer is divided to the up part and the down. The precision of measurement is higher than the full aperture design. It is suitable for the diameter below 290mm with the changeable shear amount from 1mm to 150mm. There are two sets of collimators used for the parallel of the plates. Another single-mode 635nm laser collimator which is measured through double-shearing plate before is serving as a standard wavefront of 150mm diameter. One path of the interference is changed with precise adjustment unit in several microns that the interference may be happened between equal optical path reflection and the other. It can be used for widely tunable laser and other laser system which has short coherent length. The apparatus and the experiments are explained in detail in this paper. Many systems of different quality and diameter and coherent length are measured by the large-optics shearing interferometer. The experimental wavefront results are fitted to Zernike polynomial and the Zernike coefficients are derived.

  6. Scaling up precision in an Ytterbium BEC contrast interferometer for photon recoil and α.

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    Plotkin-Swing, Benjamin; Gochnauer, Daniel; McAlpine, Katherine; Gupta, Subhadeep

    2017-04-01

    Building on our earlier demonstration, we are now operating a second-generation Ytterbium (Yb) Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) contrast interferometer. The device is designed to measure h/m, where h is Planck's constant and m is the mass of a Yb atom, in order to determine the fine structure constant α. The use of the non-magnetic Yb atom and the symmetric geometry of the interferometer make the measurement immune to several error sources. The narrow momentum and position spread of a BEC help improve the coherence length and signal strength of our measurement. A key advantage of the contrast interferometer is that the total phase accumulation and therefore the measurement sensitivity scales quadratically with the momentum separation of the interfering states. We have demonstrated the laser pulse atom-optics required to increase the momentum splitting, including using Bloch oscillations to impart 200 photon recoils with .5% atom loss per recoil. We have implemented the first steps in applying these high momentum transfer techniques to our interferometer, and will report on our progress towards achieving quadratically increased precision. Funding: NSF.

  7. Optical Coupling Structures of Fiber-Optic Mach-Zehnder Interferometers Using CO2 Laser Irradiation

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    Chien-Hsing Chen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI can be used to test changes in the refractive index of sucrose solutions at different concentrations. However, the popularity of this measurement tool is limited by its substantial size and portability. Therefore, the MZI was integrated with a small fiber-optic waveguide component to develop an interferometer with fiber-optic characteristics, specifically a fiber-optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer (FO-MZI. Optical fiber must be processed to fabricate two optical coupling structures. The two optical coupling structures are a duplicate of the beam splitter, an optical component of the interferometer. Therefore, when the sensor length and the two optical coupling structures vary, the time or path for optical transmission in the sensor changes, thereby influencing the back-end interference signals. The researchers successfully developed an asymmetrical FO-MZI with sensing abilities. The spacing value between the troughs of the sensor length and interference signal exhibited an inverse relationship. In addition, image analysis was employed to examine the size-matching relationship between various sensor lengths and the coupling and decoupling structure. Furthermore, the spectral wavelength shift results measured using a refractive index sensor indicate that FO-MZIs with a sensor length of 38 mm exhibited excellent sensitivity, measuring 59.7 nm/RIU.

  8. On the Use of a Virtual Mach-Zehnder Interferometer in the Teaching of Quantum Mechanics

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    Pereira, Alexsandro; Ostermann, Fernanda; Cavalcanti, Claudio

    2009-01-01

    For many students, the conceptual learning of quantum mechanics can be rather painful owing to the counter-intuitive nature of quantum phenomena. In order to enhance students' understanding of the odd behaviour of photons and electrons, we introduce a computational simulation of the Mach-Zehnder interferometer, developed by our research group. An…

  9. First Results of the TOPSAR C-Band / L-Band Interferometer: Calibration and Differential Penetration

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    Rosen, Paul A.; Hensley, Scott

    1996-01-01

    The NASA/JPL TOPSAR instrument recently was extended from a single wavelength C-band dual aperture synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometer to include a second wavelength at the L-band. Adding the second wavelength invites comparison of wavelength-diverse effects in topographic mapping of surfaces, with the principal goal of understanding the penetration of the radar signals in vegetation canopies, and determining the inferred topographic height. A first analysis of these data was conducted at two sites. Elkhorn Slough near Monterey, California presented flat, vegetation free terrain required for calibrating the radar interferometer parameters. A second site stretching from San Jose to Santa Cruz, California, which is heavily vegetated, provided the first test case for wavelength diverse penetration studies. Preliminary results show that: (a) the interferometer calibration determined at Elkhorn Slough is extenable to Laurel Quad and gives confidence in the C- and L-band height measurements; (b) Clear differences were observed between the C- and L-band heights associated with vegetation, with the C-band derived topographic heights generally higher than those from L-band. The noise level in the L-band interferometer is presently the limiting factor in penetration studies.

  10. Cantilever biosensor reader using a common-path, holographic optical interferometer

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    Pedersen, Henrik Chresten; Jakobsen, Michael Linde; Hanson, Steen Grüner

    2010-01-01

    We demonstrate an optical reader principle aimed at monitoring biologically induced deflections of microcantilevers often used in biosensor systems. The principle is based on a so-called common-path optical interferometer in which the two interfering optical beams are copropagating,which makes...... the system less sensitive to external disturbances. A detection limit of around 1 nm’s deflection is demonstrated....

  11. Analysis of Generalized Mach–Zehnder Interferometers for Variable-Ratio Power Splitting and Optimized Switching

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    Lagali, N.S.; Paiam, Mohammad R.; MacDonald, Robert I.; Worhoff, Kerstin; Driessen, A.

    1999-01-01

    The nonideal integrated optical N x N generalized Mach–Zehnder interferometer (GMZI) employing multimode interference (MMI) couplers is analyzed using transfer matrix techniques. Deviations in the phase relations and the power splitting ratio of the MMI couplers are included in the theory, along

  12. Analysis of the Localization of Michelson Interferometer Fringes Using Fourier Optics and Temporal Coherence

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    Narayanamurthy, C. S.

    2009-01-01

    Fringes formed in a Michelson interferometer never localize in any plane, in the detector plane and in the localization plane. Instead, the fringes are assumed to localize at infinity. Except for some explanation in "Principles of Optics" by Born and Wolf (1964 (New York: Macmillan)), the fringe localization phenomena of Michelson's interferometer…

  13. Vacuum ultraviolet Mach-Zehnder interferometer with CaF2 optics

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    Smith, P. L.; Lombardi, G. G.; Cardon, B. L.; Parkinson, W. H.

    1981-01-01

    CaF2 beam splitters and compensation and test cell windows have been installed in a VUV Mach-Zehnder interferometer. Results of an evaluation of their performance in the VUV, namely, a measurement of the oscillator strength (f value) of the resonance transition at atomic xenon at 146.9610 nm are reported.

  14. Broadband CMOS-compatible SOI temperature insensitive Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

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    Xing, Peng; Viegas, Jaime

    2015-09-21

    We propose an improved design approach for athermal silicon-on-insulator Mach-Zehnder interferometers to extend their spectral range with minimal temperature sensitivity. We demonstrate that the device designed following the improved approach has a near-zero temperature sensitivity (2.5 pm/K) over more than 60 nm spectral range near 1550 nm.

  15. 20 Gbit/s optical wavelength conversion in all-active Mach-Zehnder interferometer

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    Fjelde, Tina; Wolfson, David; Hansen, Peter Bukhave

    1999-01-01

    All-optical wavelength conversion at 20 Gbit/s has been experimentally demonstrated in a monolithically integrated all-active SOA-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer optimised for high-speed operation. Excellent BER performance with a penalty of

  16. Experimental Study of Low Density Quantum Hall Fabry-Perot Interferometer

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    Glinskis, Simas; An, Sanghun; Kang, Woowon; Ocola, Leonidas; Pfeiffer, Loren; West, Ken; Baldwin, Kirk

    2015-03-01

    In this talk we report on study of interference oscillations observed in Fabry-Perot 1 . 5 μm diameter interferometers fabricated from low density, high mobility AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructures. The Fabry-Perot interferometers were fabricated using e-beam lithography and inductively coupled plasma etching to minimize sample damage. Optimization of the quantum point contacts were made by systematically varying the etching depth and monitoring the resistance of the device. So far we have been able to detect clear interference oscillations which are observed at integer quantum Hall states. The interference oscillations occur in the low magnetic field side of the Hall plateaus when there is substantial backscattering at the quantum point contacts. A linear relationship between filled Landau levels and oscillation frequencies establishes that our interferometers are in the Coulomb dominated regime described by the interacting model of quantum Hall Fabry-Perot interferometers. Study of interference oscillations in the fractional quantum Hall states are currently under progress and will be discussed.

  17. Integration of microfluidics with a four-channel integrated optical Young interferometer immunosensor

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    Ymeti, Aurel; Kanger, Johannes S.; Greve, Jan; Besselink, G.A.J.; Lambeck, Paul; Wijn, Robert Raimond; Heideman, Rene

    This report describes an optical sensing hybrid system obtained by bonding a microfluidic system to an integrated optical (IO) four-channel Young interferometer (YI) chip. The microfluidic system implemented into a glass plate consists of four microchannels with cross-sectional dimensions of 200 μm

  18. Tunable L-band semiconductor laser based on Mach-Zehnder interferometer

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    Dernaika, Mohamad; Caro, Ludovic; Kelly, Niall P.; Shayesteh, Maryam; Peters, Frank H.

    2017-11-01

    A regrowth-free tunable L-band semiconductor laser based on Mach-Zehnder interferometer is presented in this paper. The laser exhibit a side mode suppression ratio of 38 dB and linewidth of 500 kHz. A tuning range of 30 nm across the L-band is also demonstrated.

  19. Observation of Zero-Dimensional States in a One-Dimensional Electron Interferometer

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    Wees, B.J. van; Kouwenhoven, L.P.; Harmans, C.J.P.M.; Williamson, J.G.; Timmering, C.E.; Broekaart, M.E.I.; Foxon, C.T.; Harris, J.J.

    1989-01-01

    We have studied the electron transport in a one-dimensional electron interferometer. It consists of a disk-shaped two-dimensional electron gas, to which quantum point contacts are attached. Discrete zero-dimensional states are formed due to constructive interference of electron waves traveling along

  20. Refractive Index Sensing Using a Three-Port Interferometer and Comparison with Ring Resonators

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    Gulik, R.J.J. van; Boer, B.M. de; Harmsma, P.J.

    2017-01-01

    In this paper, we compare ring resonator and three-port Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) devices fabricated on silicon-on-insulator for the purpose of refractive index sensing. Their respective sensitivities and limits of detection (LOD) were determined with NaCl solutions. A sensitivity of 113.07

  1. Low coherent Linnik interferometer optimized for use in nano-measuring machines

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    Niehues, Jan; Lehmann, Peter; Xie, Weichang

    2012-12-01

    The precise acquisition of three-dimensional geometrical data in micro- and nanotechnologies plays a crucial role in advanced fabrication processes. Scanning white-light interferometry achieves nanometer resolution in the axial direction, but the lateral resolution is far more critical. The requirements for an area-based optical sensor in a nano-measuring machine are very high. The resolution in every dimension and the working distance have to be as high as possible. In contrast to a Mirau interferometer, a Linnik interferometer does not need any optical components in front of the objective lens. This benefit permits both a long working distance and a high lateral resolution. In the EC-funded project ‘NanoCMM’ we developed a Linnik interferometer providing a working distance of more than 5 mm and a lateral resolution of 0.44 µm. This is achieved by near-UV illumination. The interferometer measures the full modulation depth and the rectangular shape of a pitch standard with 0.6 µm pitch length. This article was presented at the 56th International Scientific Colloquium on ‘Precision Engineering and Precision Measurement Technology’ held at Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany, and submitted for publication in the July 2012 special issue of this journal devoted to papers from that meeting.

  2. Low-cost multimode fiber Mach Zehnder interferometer for differential phase demodulation

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    Lize, Yannick K.; Gomma, Robert; Kashyap, Raman

    2006-08-01

    Mach-Zehnder interferometers (MZIs) are used in many optical applications, such as measurement of the coherence length of a laser, thermal dynamic flow, flatness of plane optical plates, thickness of thin films, etc. In this type of interferometer, light passing through a sample region in one direction recombines with a second leg without traversing the sample twice. In telecommunication, MZIs are used for demodulating differential phase-shift-keyed (DPSK) signals. DSPK has attracted increased attention in fiber optic transmission in recent years because of its 3-dB optical signal to noise ratio improvement over standard intensity modulated transmission, as well as for its high tolerance to nonlinear effects and coherent crosstalk. In a standard fiber MZI, two wideband fiber couplers are spliced together with one arm providing a one-bit delay to convert the phase difference into an intensity modulation. In our alternate type of MZI, the two-mode interferometer, the time delay is obtained through the difference between the propagation constants of two modes instead of through a physical path length difference. We present here a novel single multimode fiber modal interferometer for DPSK demodulation. In this design, a second mode is excited by splicing a standard fiber to a multimode fiber length such that two modes beat together before recombining in a second splice. A numerical analysis and an experimental verification of the multimode fiber parameters to maximize the extinction ratio and minimize the length of the interferometer are presented. We investigate coupling, insertion losses, temperature sensitivity and polarization effects of using modes with and without radial symmetry. The design is extremely low-cost, easily manufactured and is intrinsically less temperature sensitive than standard MZI. Although balanced detection is lost, DPSK may still be advantageous because of its high tolerance to nonlinear effects and coherent crosstalk.

  3. Electromagnetic modelling of a space-borne far-infrared interferometer

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    Donohoe, Anthony; O'Sullivan, Créidhe; Murphy, J. Anthony; Bracken, Colm; Savini, Giorgio; Pascale, Enzo; Ade, Peter; Sudiwala, Rashmi; Hornsby, Amber

    2016-02-01

    In this paper I will describe work done as part of an EU-funded project `Far-infrared space interferometer critical assessment' (FISICA). The aim of the project is to investigate science objectives and technology development required for the next generation THz space interferometer. The THz/FIR is precisely the spectral region where most of the energy from stars, exo-planetary systems and galaxy clusters deep in space is emitted. The atmosphere is almost completely opaque in the wave-band of interest so any observation that requires high quality data must be performed with a space-born instrument. A space-borne far infrared interferometer will be able to answer a variety of crucial astrophysical questions such as how do planets and stars form, what is the energy engine of most galaxies and how common are the molecule building blocks of life. The FISICA team have proposed a novel instrument based on a double Fourier interferometer that is designed to resolve the light from an extended scene, spectrally and spatially. A laboratory prototype spectral-spatial interferometer has been constructed to demonstrate the feasibility of the double-Fourier technique at far infrared wavelengths (0.15 - 1 THz). This demonstrator is being used to investigate and validate important design features and data-processing methods for future instruments. Using electromagnetic modelling techniques several issues related to its operation at long baselines and wavelengths, such as diffraction, have been investigated. These are critical to the design of the concept instrument and the laboratory testbed.

  4. Effect of finite beam size on the spatial and spectral response of a Fabry-Perot interferometer

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    Aramburu, Ibon; Lujua, Mikel; Madariaga, Gotzon; Illarramendi, María. Asunción; Zubia, Joseba

    2017-08-01

    Fabry-Perot (F-P) interferometers are commonly studied in undergraduate textbooks. Their spectral transmittance profiles are usually analyzed assuming that a plane wave is incident on the interferometer. This wave undergoes multiple reflections on the interferometer surfaces, and the interference of all these waves leads to the typical resonance structure of the spectral transmittance profile described by the Airy formula. However Fabry-Perot interferometers are commonly used in conjunction with laser beams, for example when they are used as intracavity-wavelength and longitudinal mode-selecting etalons. Although it is evident that the finite size of the beam will produce a deterioration of the filtering characteristics of the F-P interferometer, this effect is not usually analyzed in undergraduate textbooks. The aim of this work is to show students how the finite size of the incident beam influences the spatial and spectral response of the F-P interferometer. In particular it will be shown that the spectral response of the F-P interferometer can significantly differ from that predicted by the Airy formula. The theoretical approach is based on a plane-wave angular spectrum representation of the incident, transmitted, and reflected beams. The incident beam is assumed to be gaussian and the cases of normal and oblique incidence are discussed.

  5. Miniature and robust optical fiber in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on a hollow ellipsoid.

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    Gong, H; Wang, D N; Xu, B; Ni, K; Liu, H; Zhao, C L

    2015-08-01

    An optical fiber in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on a hollow ellipsoid fabricated by femtosecond laser micromachining and fusion-splicing technique is demonstrated. The surface of the hollow ellipsoid acts as an internal mirror that can be utilized for the construction of an interferometer. Such an interferometer device is miniature and robust and can perform external refractive index, curvature, and high-temperature sensing in a mutually independent way, and hence a simultaneous multiple parameter measurement capability can be readily achieved.

  6. Measurement method of high spectral resolution lidar with a multimode laser and a scanning Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

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    Jin, Yoshitaka; Sugimoto, Nobuo; Ristori, Pablo; Nishizawa, Tomoaki; Otero, Lidia; Quel, Eduardo

    2017-07-20

    A simple high spectral resolution lidar technique using a multi-longitudinal mode laser is proposed for measuring aerosol extinction and backscattering coefficients. A scanning interferometer having the same free spectral range as the mode spacing of the laser is used to separate Rayleigh from Mie scattering. Scanning the interferometer in the span of one fringe, the lidar signals at the minimum and maximum Mie-scattering transmission are measured. The Rayleigh scattering signal is analyzed from these signals, and the aerosol extinction coefficient is derived. The interferometer transmittance for Mie scattering is calibrated with the reference signals taken with a portion of the transmitted laser beam.

  7. Enlarging the angle of view in Michelson-interferometer-based shearography by embedding a 4f system

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    Wu, Sijin; He, Xiaoyuan; Yang, Lianxiang

    2011-07-01

    Digital shearography based on Michelson interferometers suffers from the disadvantage of a small angle of view due to the structure. We demonstrate a novel digital shearography system with a large angle of view. In the optical arrangement, the imaging lens is in front of the Michelson interferometer rather than behind it as in traditional digital shearography. Thus, the angle of view is no longer limited by the Michelson interferometer. The images transmitting between the separate lens and camera are accomplished by a 4f system in the new style of shearography. The influences of the 4f system on shearography are also discussed.

  8. Orbital parameters, masses and distance to beta Centauri determined with the Sydney University Stellar Interferometer and high-resolution spectroscopy

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    Davis, J.; Mendez, A.; Seneta, E.B.; Tango, W.J.; Booth, A.J.; O'Byrne, J.W.; Thorvaldson, E.D.; Ausseloos, M.; Aerts, C.C.; Uytterhoeven, K.

    2005-01-01

    The bright southern binary star beta Centauri (HR5267) has been observed with the Sydney University Stellar Interferometer (SUSI) and spectroscopically with the European Southern Observatory Coude Auxiliary Telescope and Swiss Euler telescope at La Silla. The interferometric observations have

  9. Grazing angle Mach-Zehnder interferometer using reflective phase gratings and a polychromatic, un-collimated light source

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    Kemble, Camille K.; Auxier, Julie; Lynch, Susanna K.; Bennett, Eric E.; Morgan, Nicole Y.; Wen, Han

    2011-01-01

    Normal incidence Talbot-Lau interferometers in x-ray applications have the drawbacks of low fringe visibility with polychromatic sources when the wave propagation distance is increased to achieve higher phase sensitivity, and when fabrication limits the attainable grating density. In contrast, reflective gratings illuminated at grazing angles have dramatically higher effective densities than their physical values. However, new designs are needed for far field interferometers using grazing angle geometry with incoherent light sources. We show that, with the appropriate design and choice of reflective phase gratings, there exist pairs of interfering pathways of exactly equal lengths independent of the incoming beam’s incidence angle and wavelength. With a visible light grazing angle Mach-Zehnder interferometer, we show the conditions for achieving near ideal fringe visibility and demonstrate both absolute and differential phase-contrast imaging. We also describe the design parameters of an x-ray interferometer and key factors for its implementation. PMID:21197023

  10. [Design of a dual-channel Mach-Zehnder lateral shearing interferometer for the large aperture static imaging spectrometer].

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    Fu, Qiang; Xiangli, Bin; Lü, Qun-bo; Jing, Juan-juan

    2012-02-01

    Large aperture static imaging spectrometry (LASIS) is a kind of joint temporally and spatially modulated Fourier transform imaging spectrometry. In such instruments, lateral shearing interferometer is a key element, the most frequently used type of which is the Sagnac interferometer. In this configuration, one half of the light entering the interferometer backtracks and causes a great decrease in energy efficiency. The present paper proposes a modified Mach-Zehnder lateral shearing interferometer structure to tackle this problem. With the ability to produce the same lateral shear, it features the advantage of dual channel output. We present a ray tracing procedure to induce the general expression of the lateral shear as well as analyze the contributions of error sources to the shear accuracy. The results serve as a new idea for the design of large aperture static imaging spectrometers and can be used to instruct the design and optimization of this kind of imaging spectrometer.

  11. Highly-sensitive gas pressure sensor using twin-core fiber based in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

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    Li, Zhengyong; Liao, Changrui; Wang, Yiping; Xu, Lei; Wang, Dongning; Dong, Xiaopeng; Liu, Shen; Wang, Qiao; Yang, Kaiming; Zhou, Jiangtao

    2015-03-09

    A Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on a twin-core fiber was proposed and experimentally demonstrated for gas pressure measurements. The in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer was fabricated by splicing a short section of twin-core fiber between two single mode fibers. A micro-channel was created to form an interferometer arm by use of a femtosecond laser to drill through one core of the twin-core fiber. The other core of the fiber was remained as the reference arm. Such a Mach-Zehnder interferometer exhibited a high gas pressure sensitivity of -9.6 nm/MPa and a low temperature cross-sensitivity of 4.4 KPa/°C. Moreover, ultra-compact device size and all-fiber configuration make it very suitable for highly-sensitive gas pressure sensing in harsh environments.

  12. Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS) V1

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS) measures emitted thermal radiances that are used to obtain...

  13. A hybrid two-component Bose–Einstein condensate interferometer for measuring magnetic field gradients

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    Xu, Fei [Key Laboratory of Fiber Optic Sensing Technology and Information Processing, Ministry of Education, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); Huang, Jiahao, E-mail: hjiahao@mail2.sysu.edu.cn [TianQin Research Center & School of Physics and Astronomy, Sun Yat-Sen University, SYSU Zhuhai Campus, Zhuhai 519082 (China); Liu, Quan [Key Laboratory of Fiber Optic Sensing Technology and Information Processing, Ministry of Education, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China)

    2017-03-03

    Highlights: • A scheme for detecting magnetic field gradients via a double-well two-component Bose–Einstein condensate interferometer. • The magnetic field gradient can be extracted by either the spin population or the external state. • Our proposal is potentially sensitive to weak magnetic field inhomogeneity due to its small sensor size. - Abstract: We have proposed a scheme to detect magnetic field gradients via an interferometer based on a double-well two-component Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC). Utilizing a sequence of quantum control operations on both external and internal degree of the BEC, one can extract the magnetic field gradients by measuring either the population in one component or the fidelity between the final external state and the initial ground state. Our scheme can be implemented by current experimental techniques of manipulating ultracold atoms.

  14. Atomic-resolution measurements with a new tunable diode laser-based interferometer

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    Silver, R.M.; Zou, H.; Gonda, S.

    2004-01-01

    We develop a new implementation of a Michelson interferometer designed to make measurements with an uncertainty of less than 20 pm. This new method uses a tunable diode laser as the light source, with the diode laser wavelength continuously tuned to fix the number of fringes in the measured optical...... path. The diode laser frequency is measured by beating against a reference laser. High-speed, accurate frequency measurements of the beat frequency signal enables the diode laser wavelength to be measured with nominally 20-pm accuracy for the measurements described. The new interferometer design...... is lightweight and is mounted directly on an ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscope capable of atomic resolution. We report the simultaneous acquisition of an atomic resolution image, while the relative lateral displacement of the tip along the sample distance is measured with the new tunable diode...

  15. Phase- and tilt-shift determinations by analysis of spectra sidebands for phase-shift interferometers.

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    Liu, Qian; Wang, Yang; Ji, Fang; He, Jianguo

    2013-11-01

    A spatial frequency domain method is presented to deal with tilt-shift errors and random phase shift in temporal phase-shift interferometry. The proposed method determines tilt shift and phase shift by analyzing positions and phase variances of sidebands in spatial frequency domain. The method is computationally fast for it is noniterative and needs only one 2D Fourier transform for each spatial carrier interferogram. No initial estimations are required and no ambiguous results are generated with the proposed method. Simulations indicate that the proposed method could detect tilt shift and piston phase shift with high accuracy. Results of experiments conducted in the presence of vibration demonstrate that the proposed method could alleviate fluctuations in the retrieved phase map. The method could be applied to interferometers that are uncalibrated or with an unbalanced piezoelectric transducer, besides interferometers in unsteady conditions.

  16. A New Hydrogen Sensor Based on SNS Fiber Interferometer with Pd/WO3 Coating

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    Jinxin Shao

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a new hydrogen sensor based on a single mode–no core–single mode (SNS fiber interferometer structure. The surface of the no core fiber (NCF was coated by Pd/WO3 film to detect the variation of hydrogen concentration. If the hydrogen concentration changes, the refractive index of the Pd/WO3 film as well as the boundary condition for light propagating in the NCF will all be changed, which will then cause a shift into the resonant wavelength of interferometer. Therefore, the hydrogen concentration can be deduced by measuring the shift of the resonant wavelength. Experimental results demonstrated that this proposed sensor had a high detection sensitivity of 1.26857 nm/%, with good linearity and high accuracy (maximum 0.0055% hydrogen volume error. Besides, it also possessed the advantages of simple structure, low cost, good stability, and repeatability.

  17. Calibration of atomic trajectories in a large-area dual-atom-interferometer gyroscope

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    Yao, Zhan-Wei; Lu, Si-Bin; Li, Run-Bing; Luo, Jun; Wang, Jin; Zhan, Ming-Sheng

    2018-01-01

    We propose and demonstrate a method for calibrating atomic trajectories in a large-area dual-atom-interferometer gyroscope. The atom trajectories are monitored by modulating and delaying the Raman transition, and they are precisely calibrated by controlling the laser orientation and the bias magnetic field. To improve the immunity to the gravity effect and the common phase noise, the symmetry and the overlap of two large-area atomic interference loops are optimized by calibrating the atomic trajectories and by aligning the Raman-laser orientations. The dual-atom-interferometer gyroscope is applied in the measurement of the Earth's rotation. The sensitivity is 1.2 ×10-6 rad s -1 Hz-1/2, and the long-term stability is 6.2 ×10-8 rad/s at 2000 s.

  18. Homodyne laser interferometer involving minimal quadrature phase error to obtain subnanometer nonlinearity.

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    Cui, Junning; He, Zhangqiang; Jiu, Yuanwei; Tan, Jiubin; Sun, Tao

    2016-09-01

    The demand for minimal cyclic nonlinearity error in laser interferometry is increasing as a result of advanced scientific research projects. Research shows that the quadrature phase error is the main effect that introduces cyclic nonlinearity error, and polarization-mixing cross talk during beam splitting is the main error source that causes the quadrature phase error. In this paper, a new homodyne quadrature laser interferometer configuration based on nonpolarization beam splitting and balanced interference between two circularly polarized laser beams is proposed. Theoretical modeling indicates that the polarization-mixing cross talk is elaborately avoided through nonpolarizing and Wollaston beam splitting, with a minimum number of quadrature phase error sources involved. Experimental results show that the cyclic nonlinearity error of the interferometer is up to 0.6 nm (peak-to-valley value) without any correction and can be further suppressed to 0.2 nm with a simple gain and offset correction method.

  19. Active stabilization of a fiber-optic two-photon interferometer using continuous optical length control.

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    Cho, Seok-Beom; Kim, Heonoh

    2016-05-16

    The practical realization of long-distance entanglement-based quantum communication systems strongly rely on the observation of highly stable quantum interference between correlated single photons. This task must accompany active stabilization of the optical path lengths within the single-photon coherence length. Here, we provide two-step interferometer stabilization methods employing continuous optical length control and experimentally demonstrate two-photon quantum interference using an actively stabilized 6-km-long fiber-optic Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer. The two-step active control techniques are applied for measuring highly stable two-photon interference fringes by scanning the optical path-length difference. The obtained two-photon interference visibilities with and without accidental subtraction are found to be approximately 90.7% and 65.4%, respectively.

  20. Slot-waveguide-assisted temperature-independent Mach-Zehnder interferometer based optical filter

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    Huang, Huamao; Ho, Seng-Tiong; Huang, Dexiu; Tu, Yongming; Hu, Haiying; Wang, Jiafu; Liu, Wen

    2010-04-01

    A new design of temperature-independent Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) based optical filter involving a combined use of silicon (Si) wire waveguides and slot waveguides is presented. The ratio of the path-length difference for the two types of waveguides is introduced to tune the thermal performance of the filtering wavelength. This ratio and its derived parameters render a high-level of flexibility for optimizing the design of interferometers based on optical path-length difference. By adjusting the path-length difference ratio for Si-wire waveguides and slot waveguides in the asymmetric arms of the MZI, an ideal temperature-independent optical filter can be obtained, while the modified interference order is enhanced. The proposed method is verified via a two-dimensional finite difference time domain simulation.

  1. Multiple-path Quantum Interference Effects in a Double-Aharonov-Bohm Interferometer

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    Yang XF

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract We investigate quantum interference effects in a double-Aharonov-Bohm (AB interferometer consisting of five quantum dots sandwiched between two metallic electrodes in the case of symmetric dot-electrode couplings by the use of the Green’s function equation of motion method. The analytical expression for the linear conductance at zero temperature is derived to interpret numerical results. A three-peak structure in the linear conductance spectrum may evolve into a double-peak structure, and two Fano dips (zero conductance points may appear in the quantum system when the energy levels of quantum dots in arms are not aligned with one another. The AB oscillation for the magnetic flux threading the double-AB interferometer is also investigated in this paper. Our results show the period of AB oscillation can be converted from 2π to π by controlling the difference of the magnetic fluxes threading the two quantum rings.

  2. Rayleigh Scattering Measurements Using a Tunable Liquid Crystal Fabry-Perot Interferometer

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    Mielke-Fagan, Amy F.; Clem, Michelle M.; Elam, Kristie A.

    2010-01-01

    Spectroscopic Rayleigh scattering is an established flow diagnostic that has the ability to provide simultaneous density, velocity, and temperature measurements. The Fabry-Perot interferometer or etalon is a commonly employed instrument for resolving the spectrum of molecular Rayleigh scattered light for the purpose of evaluating these flow properties. This paper investigates the use of a tunable liquid crystal (LC) Fabry-Perot etalon in Rayleigh scattering experiments at NASA Glenn Research Center. The LC etalon provides a robust interferometry system that can be tuned rapidly by adjusting the voltage applied to the liquid crystal interface. Tuning the interferometer is often necessary to control the physical locations of the concentric interference fringes when Rayleigh light is imaged through the LC etalon. The LC etalon diagnostic system was tested in a 1-cm diameter nozzle flow in two different scattering configurations to evaluate its usefulness for Rayleigh measurements compared to a traditional non-tunable fused silica Fabry-Perot etalon.

  3. Designs of the frequency reference cavity for the AEI 10 m Prototype interferometer

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    Kawazoe, Fumiko; Taylor, John Robert; Bertolini, Alessandro; Born, Michael; Chen, Yanbei; Dahl, Katrin; Gering, Daniel; Goßler, Stefan; Gräf, Christian; Heinzel, Gerhard; Hild, Stefan; Kranz, Oliver; Kühn, Gerrit; Lück, Harald; Mossavi, Kasem; Schnabel, Roman; Somiya, Kentaro; Strain, Kenneth; Wanner, Alexander; Westphal, Tobias; Willke, Benno; Danzmann, Karsten

    2010-05-01

    The AEI 10 m Prototype is in its designing phase and will provide a test-bed for very sensitive interferometric experiments, such as the sub-SQL interferometer. It will test new techniques to reach - and even surpass - the Standard Quantum Limit. The experience and knowledge that can be gained from this experiment can be applied to large-scale interferometric gravitational detectors to improve the detector sensitivities. In order for the sub-SQL interferometer to achieve the required sensitivity all limiting noise sources need to be suppressed sufficiently. Noise sources can include seismic noise, thermal noise, and laser noise; laser frequency noise will be the main focus of this document. The laser frequency noise will be suppressed to a level of 10-4 Hz/ at 20 Hz dropping to below 10-6 Hz/ at 1kHz. The proposed design to suppress the laser frequency noise with a ring cavity is described in this paper.

  4. Optics Alignment of a Balloon-Borne Far-Infrared Interferometer BETTII

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    Dhabal, Arnab; Rinehart, Stephen A.; Rizzo, Maxime J.; Mundy, Lee; Sampler, Henry; Juanola Parramon, Roser; Veach, Todd; Fixsen, Dale; Vila Hernandez De Lorenzo, Jor; Silverberg, Robert F.

    2017-01-01

    The Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometry (BETTII) is an 8-m baseline far-infrared (FIR: 30 90 micrometer) interferometer providing spatially resolved spectroscopy. The initial scientific focus of BETTII is on clustered star formation, but this capability likely has a much broader scientific application.One critical step in developing an interferometer, such as BETTII, is the optical alignment of the system. We discuss how we determine alignment sensitivities of different optical elements on the interferogram outputs. Accordingly, an alignment plan is executed that makes use of a laser tracker and theodolites for precise optical metrology of both the large external optics and the small optics inside the cryostat. We test our alignment on the ground by pointing BETTII to bright near-infrared sources and obtaining their images in the tracking detectors.

  5. A Thermally Annealed Mach-Zehnder Interferometer for High Temperature Measurement

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    Zhongyao Feng

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available An in-fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI for high temperature measurement is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The device is constructed of a piece of thin-core fiber (TCF sandwiched between two short sections of multimode fiber (MMF, i.e., a MMF-TCF-MMF structure. A well-defined interference spectrum is obtained owing to the core-mismatch, and the interference dips are sensitive to the ambient temperature. The experimental results show that the proposed interferometer is capable of high temperature measurement up to 875 °C with a sensitivity of 92 pm/°C over repeated measurements. The explored wavelength drop point may limit the measurement range, which can be improved by repeated thermal annealing.

  6. Observing the average trajectories of single photons in a two-slit interferometer.

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    Kocsis, Sacha; Braverman, Boris; Ravets, Sylvain; Stevens, Martin J; Mirin, Richard P; Shalm, L Krister; Steinberg, Aephraim M

    2011-06-03

    A consequence of the quantum mechanical uncertainty principle is that one may not discuss the path or "trajectory" that a quantum particle takes, because any measurement of position irrevocably disturbs the momentum, and vice versa. Using weak measurements, however, it is possible to operationally define a set of trajectories for an ensemble of quantum particles. We sent single photons emitted by a quantum dot through a double-slit interferometer and reconstructed these trajectories by performing a weak measurement of the photon momentum, postselected according to the result of a strong measurement of photon position in a series of planes. The results provide an observationally grounded description of the propagation of subensembles of quantum particles in a two-slit interferometer.

  7. An Analysis of Coupling between the x1 and x12 Interferometers for LISA Pathfinder

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    Howard, Brittany

    2017-01-01

    Due to tolerances in the manufacturing process, noise from the jittering of the spacecraft housing LISA Pathfinder (LPF) is appearing in the differential measurement between its two test masses (TM's). This phenomenon manifests as a small but measurable coupling between the readouts of LPF's two heterodyne interferometers, x1 and x12. In this study, two LISA Pathfinder experiments are analyzed using three methods in an effort to characterize and quantify the coupling as well as to potentially identify its source. The main question considered is this: does the coupling change with the absolute displacement between the TM's? As a result of this work, reliable values for coupling between LPF's x1 and x12 interferometers are found, and they are seen to depend on the absolute displacement between the test masses to some degree. Completed at the Albert Einstein Institute for Gravitational Physics under the International REU program from the University of Florida.

  8. Laser Frequency Noise Stabilisation and Interferometer Path Length Differences on LISA Pathfinder

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    Paczkowski, Sarah; LPF Collaboration

    2017-05-01

    The LISA Pathfinder mission is a technology demonstrator for a LISA-like gravitational wave observatory in space. Its first results already exceed the expectations. This is also true for the optical metrology system which measures the distance in between the two free-floating test masses with unpreceded precision. One noise source that can possibly affect the measurement is the laser frequency noise. It is measured with a dedicated interferometer and suppressed with a control loop. We measured the laser frequency noise and characterised the control loop in flight. The coupling of laser frequency noise into the measured phase is directly proportional to the path length difference in the respective interferometer. Dedicated experiments have been performed to estimate the path length difference in flight. In addition, this frequency stabilisation scheme is also a possible solution for the LISA mission.

  9. Improvement of infrared near-field spectrum by asymmetric interferometer configuration

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    Ikemoto, Yuka; Okamura, Hidekazu; Moriwaki, Taro; Suto, Hitoshi; Kinoshita, Toyohiko

    2015-08-01

    Infrared synchrotron radiation (IR-SR) is a highly brilliant white light source. We are developing an infrared near-field spectroscopy system with an IR-SR light source. The near-field spectroscopy system previously reported comprised an atomic force microscope (AFM) and a commercial Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer. In the present study, the configuration of the FTIR interferometer has been modified to an asymmetric one. In the asymmetric interferometer, one beam split by a beamsplitter is focused onto the tip of an AFM probe, and the other beam goes to a movable mirror. The scattered light from the probe and the light reflected by the movable mirror interfere with each other. The near-field signal is extracted by a modulation method with an AFM oscillation frequency. The signal-to-noise ratio has been improved 6-fold and the signal-to-background ratio is improved 8-fold compared with those observed in the previous system.

  10. Robustness of spin filtering against current leakage in a Rashba-Dresselhaus-Aharonov-Bohm interferometer

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    Matityahu, Shlomi; Aharony, Amnon; Entin-Wohlman, Ora; Katsumoto, Shingo

    2013-05-01

    In an earlier paper [A. Aharony, Y. Tokura, G. Z. Cohen, O. Entin-Wohlman, and S. Katsumoto, Phys. Rev. BPRBMDO1098-012110.1103/PhysRevB.84.035323 84, 035323 (2011)], we proposed a spin filter that was based on a diamond-like interferometer, subject to both an Aharonov-Bohm flux and (Rashba and Dresselhaus) spin-orbit interactions. Here, we show that the full polarization of the outgoing electron spins remains the same even when one allows leakage of electrons from the branches of the interferometer. Once the gate voltage on one of the branches is tuned to achieve an effective symmetry between them, this polarization can be controlled by the electric and/or magnetic fields, which determine the spin-orbit interaction strength and the Aharonov-Bohm flux.

  11. High-sensitivity pressure sensor based on fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer

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    Wu, Yue; Xu, Yao; Yang, Yuguang; Jin, Wenxing; Jiang, Youchao; Shen, Ya; Jian, Shuisheng

    2017-10-01

    In this paper we propose and experimentally demonstrate an optical fiber structure sensor based on a Mach-Zehnder interferometer for pressure measurement. The fiber sensor is composed of a single-mode-no-core-single-mode structure, a section of capillary pure silica tube and refractive index matching fluid (RIMF). As the pressure decreases, the sealed air in the tube expands and the liquid level of the RIMF increases, which causes a wavelength shift of the interferometer. The measurement of the pressure variation can thus be achieved by monitoring the wavelength shift. The experimental results agree well with the numerical simulation, and a maximum pressure sensitivity of 266.6 nm Mpa-1 is achieved experimentally. Furthermore, the proposed fiber sensor has the potential to obtain higher sensitivity by enlarging the length of the air cavity.

  12. The low coherence Fabry-Pérot interferometer with diamond and ZnO layers

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    Majchrowicz, D.; Den, W.; Hirsch, M.

    2016-09-01

    The authors present a fiber-optic Fabry-Pérot interferometer built with the application of diamond and zinc oxide (ZnO) thin layers. Thin ZnO films were deposited on the tip of a standard telecommunication single-mode optical fiber (SMF- 28) while the diamond layer was grown on the plate of silicon substrate. Investigated ZnO layers were fabricated by atomic layer deposition (ALD) and the diamond films were deposited using Microwave Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (μPE CVD) system. Different thickness of layers was examined. The measurements were performed for the fiber-optic Fabry-Pérot interferometer working in the reflective mode. Spectra were registered for various thicknesses of ZnO layer and various length of the air cavity. As a light source, two superluminescent diodes (SLD) with central wavelength of 1300 nm and 1550 nm were used in measurement set-up.

  13. Phase-shifting technique for improving the imaging capacity of sparse-aperture optical interferometers.

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    Hénault, François

    2011-07-20

    We describe the principle of a multiaperture interferometer that uses a phase-shifting technique and is suitable for quick snapshot imaging of astrophysical objects at extreme angular resolution through Fourier inversion. A few advantages of the proposed design are highlighted, among which are radiometric efficiency, field of view equivalent to those of Fizeau interferometers, and a preliminary calibration procedure allowing characterization of instrumental errors. For large telescope numbers, the proposed design also results in considerable simplification of the optical and mechanical design. Numerical simulations suggest that it should be possible to couple hundreds of telescopes on a single 4K × 4K detector array, using only conventional optical components or emerging technologies. © 2011 Optical Society of America

  14. A thermally annealed Mach-Zehnder interferometer for high temperature measurement.

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    Feng, Zhongyao; Li, Jiacheng; Qiao, Xueguang; Li, Ling; Yang, Hangzhou; Hu, Manli

    2014-08-04

    An in-fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) for high temperature measurement is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The device is constructed of a piece of thin-core fiber (TCF) sandwiched between two short sections of multimode fiber (MMF), i.e., a MMF-TCF-MMF structure. A well-defined interference spectrum is obtained owing to the core-mismatch, and the interference dips are sensitive to the ambient temperature. The experimental results show that the proposed interferometer is capable of high temperature measurement up to 875 °C with a sensitivity of 92 pm/°C over repeated measurements. The explored wavelength drop point may limit the measurement range, which can be improved by repeated thermal annealing.

  15. Fabrication-tolerant integrated polarisation splitter based on cascaded Mach–Zehnder interferometers

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    Koshelev, A Yu; Gol' tsov, A Yu [Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)

    2013-12-31

    We report a fabrication-tolerant polarisation splitter based on cascaded Mach – Zehnder interferometers. This configuration enables a factor of 2 – 3 increase (at the 20 dB level) in the tolerance to the phase difference in comparison with a single interferometer. As an example, we present numerical simulation of a splitter with a centre wavelength of 650 nm, based on a planar waveguide from Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}. The permissible channel waveguide width deviation from calculation results (20-dB extinction coefficient bandwidth) is ∼8% (∼30 nm) for the TE polarisation and ∼30% (100 nm) for the TM polarisation. (fiber and integrated optics)

  16. Liquid level measurement by applying the Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on up-tapers.

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    Wen, Xiaodong; Ning, Tigang; Li, Chao; Kang, Zexin; Li, Jing; You, Haidong; Feng, Ting; Zheng, Jingjing; Jian, Wei

    2014-01-01

    A novel scheme for liquid level detection using an all-fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer, based on two up-tapers, is proposed and experimentally investigated. The effective refractive indices of the axisymmetric modes LP(0n) are analyzed while it is partly immersed in liquid. The sensitivity of the sensor is greatly dependent on the fiber length between the two up-tapers, as well as the order of the cladding modes through the calculation. The experimental results show that the sensitivity of the Mach-Zehnder interferometer reaches a 22.5 nm wavelength shift per meter of level change with the middle fiber length of 14.3 cm. The proposal might be attractive since the up-tapered liquid level sensor could easily be fabricated and used for a large measuring range.

  17. Low-phase noise and high-power laser for Bragg atom interferometer

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    Cheng, Yuan; Zhang, Ke; Chen, Le-Le; Xu, Wen-Jie; Luo, Qin; Zhou, Min-Kang; Hu, Zhong-Kun

    2017-09-01

    We present a laser system with low-phase noise and an output power up to 8.8 W at 780 nm for driving Bragg transitions in a 87Rb fountain. An optical phase-locked loop (OPLL) is employed to restrain the phase noise that arises from the spatial separation of the two Bragg beams at low frequencies. The residual phase variance is suppressed by two orders around 400 Hz. A Mach-Zehnder Bragg atom interferometer, based on the four-photon recoil scheme, has been realized using this laser system. This interferometer shows a resolution of 5 ×1 0-9g at an integration time of 1200 s for gravity measurements.

  18. Photonic crystal fiber in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer for explosive detection.

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    Tao, Chuanyi; Wei, Heming; Feng, Wenlin

    2016-02-08

    We report a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer used as a gas sensor device which exhibits high sensitivity to the explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT). The interferometric sensor head is formed by embedding a segment of large-mode-area/grapefruit PCF between standard single-mode fibers via butt coupling, which produces two small air gaps in between terminated fiber ends with ceramic ferrule connectors as coupling regions, which also serve as inlet/outlet for the gas. The spectral response of the interferometer is investigated in terms of its wavelength spectrum. The selectivity to TNT vapor is achieved by immobilizing a molecular recognition ployallylamine layer on the inner surface of the holey region of the PCF. The TNT-induced variations of the interference fringes are measured and the sensing capability of the proposed sensor is demonstrated experimentally.

  19. Asymmetrical in-fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer for curvature measurement.

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    Sun, Bing; Huang, Yijian; Liu, Shen; Wang, Chao; He, Jun; Liao, Changrui; Yin, Guolu; Zhao, Jing; Liu, Yinjie; Tang, Jian; Zhou, Jiangtao; Wang, Yiping

    2015-06-01

    We demonstrated a compact and highly-sensitive curvature sensor based on a Mach-Zehnder interferometer created in a photonic crystal fiber. Such a Mach-Zehnder interferometer consisted of a peanut-like section and an abrupt taper achieved by use of an optimized electrical arc discharge technique, where only one dominating cladding mode was excited and interfered with the fundamental mode. The unique structure exhibited a high curvature sensitivity of 50.5 nm/m-1 within a range from 0 to 2.8 m-1, which made it suitable for high-sensitivity curvature sensing in harsh environments. Moreover, it also exhibited a temperature sensitivity of 11.7 pm/°C.

  20. 60  dB high-extinction auto-configured Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

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    Wilkes, C M; Qiang, X; Wang, J; Santagati, R; Paesani, S; Zhou, X; Miller, D A B; Marshall, G D; Thompson, M G; O'Brien, J L

    2016-11-15

    Imperfections in integrated photonics manufacturing have a detrimental effect on the maximal achievable visibility in interferometric architectures. These limits have profound implications for further technological developments in photonics and in particular for quantum photonic technologies. Active optimization approaches, together with reconfigurable photonics, have been proposed as a solution to overcome this. In this Letter, we demonstrate an ultrahigh (>60  dB) extinction ratio in a silicon photonic device consisting of cascaded Mach-Zehnder interferometers, in which additional interferometers function as variable beamsplitters. The imperfections of fabricated beamsplitters are compensated using an automated progressive optimization algorithm with no requirement for pre-calibration. This work shows the possibility of integrating and accurately controlling linear-optical components for large-scale quantum information processing and other applications.

  1. Low-phase noise and high-power laser for Bragg atom interferometer

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    Yuan Cheng

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available We present a laser system with low-phase noise and an output power up to 8.8 W at 780 nm for driving Bragg transitions in a   87Rb fountain. An optical phase-locked loop (OPLL is employed to restrain the phase noise that arises from the spatial separation of the two Bragg beams at low frequencies. The residual phase variance is suppressed by two orders around 400 Hz. A Mach-Zehnder Bragg atom interferometer, based on the four-photon recoil scheme, has been realized using this laser system. This interferometer shows a resolution of 5×10−9g at an integration time of 1200 s for gravity measurements.

  2. All-optical phase modulation in a cavity-polariton Mach–Zehnder interferometer

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    Sturm, C.; Tanese, D.; Nguyen, H.S.; Flayac, H.; Galopin, E.; Lemaître, A.; Sagnes, I.; Solnyshkov, D.; Amo, A.; Malpuech, G.; Bloch, J.

    2014-01-01

    Quantum fluids based on light is a highly developing research field, since they provide a nonlinear platform for developing optical functionalities and quantum simulators. An important issue in this context is the ability to coherently control the properties of the fluid. Here we propose an all-optical approach for controlling the phase of a flow of cavity-polaritons, making use of their strong interactions with localized excitons. Here we illustrate the potential of this method by implementing a compact exciton–polariton interferometer, which output intensity and polarization can be optically controlled. This interferometer is cascadable with already reported polariton devices and is promising for future polaritonic quantum optic experiments. Complex phase patterns could be also engineered using this optical method, providing a key tool to build photonic artificial gauge fields. PMID:24513781

  3. Design of all-polymer asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer sensors.

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    Xiao, Yanfen; Hofmann, Meike; Wang, Ziyu; Sherman, Stanislav; Zappe, Hans

    2016-05-01

    New design concepts for all-polymer integrated optical Mach-Zehnder interferometers (MZIs) optimized for environmental sensing are presented. Fabricated using large-area printing techniques, these polymer-based components are designed for low cost fabrication while maintaining suitable sensitivities to external refractive index changes. One key aspect in their design is obviating the need for an "interaction window" over one arm of the interferometer, as is usually defined in semiconductor or glass components, but requiring additional lithography, deposition and etching steps not suitable for polymer printing technology. We thus employ an asymmetric MZI, and derive the form of structures with optimized sensitivity and operating characteristics. Using the derived design criteria, experimental verification using a chemical test system finally demonstrates the utility of the approach.

  4. Understanding the concept of resolving power in the Fabry-Perot interferometer using a digital simulation

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    Juvells, I [Departament de Fisica Aplicada i Optica, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona (Spain); Carnicer, A [Departament de Fisica Aplicada i Optica, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona (Spain); Ferre-Borrull, J [Departament d' Enginyeria Electronica, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Electrica i Automatica. Av. Paisos Catalans 26, Campus Sescelades 43007 Tarragona (Spain); MartIn-Badosa, E [Departament de Fisica Aplicada i Optica, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona (Spain); Montes-Usategui, M [Departament de Fisica Aplicada i Optica, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona (Spain)

    2006-09-01

    The resolution concept in connection with the Fabry-Perot interferometer is difficult to understand for undergraduate students enrolled in physical optics courses. The resolution criterion proposed in textbooks for distinguishing equal intensity maxima and the deduction of the resolving power equation is formal and non-intuitive. In this paper, we study the practical meaning of the resolution criterion and resolution power using a computer simulation of a Fabry-Perot interferometer. The light source in the program has two monochromatic components, the wavelength difference being tunable by the user. The student can also adjust other physical parameters so as to obtain different simulation results. By analysing the images and graphics of the simulation, the resolving power concept becomes intuitive and understandable.

  5. Multi-channel mode converter based on a modal interferometer in a two-mode fiber.

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    Yin, Guolu; Wang, Changle; Zhao, Yunhe; Jiang, Biqiang; Zhu, Tao; Wang, Yiping; Zhang, Lin

    2017-10-01

    In this Letter, we propose a multi-channel mode converter with the concept of a modal interferometer in a two-mode fiber (TMF). Two lateral stress points in a TMF function as in-line fiber mode couplers to construct the modal interferometer, and both transmission spectra and near-field patterns confirm that the LP 01 mode is successfully converted into an LP 11 mode at the multiple channels. The measured mode conversion efficiency almost completely follows the theoretical tendency. Finally, the mode conversion is realized at 20 channels in the C+L wavelength band with conversion efficiency up to 99.5% and insertion loss as low as 0.6 dB. Furthermore, the channel spacing can be freely tailored by adjusting the distance between two stress points.

  6. Hybrid waveguide-bulk multi-path interferometer with switchable amplitude and phase

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    Robert Keil

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available We design and realise a hybrid interferometer consisting of three paths based on integrated as well as on bulk optical components. This hybrid construction offers a good compromise between stability and footprint on one side and means of intervention on the other. As experimentally verified by the absence of higher-order interferences, amplitude and phase can be manipulated in all paths independently. In conjunction with single photons, the setup can, therefore, be applied for fundamental investigations on quantum mechanics.

  7. Double common-path interferometer for flexible optical probe of optical coherence tomography

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    Park, Jae Seok; Chen, Zhongping; Jeong, Myung Yung; Kim, Chang-Seok

    2012-01-01

    A flexible curled optical cord is useful for a common-path optical coherence tomography (OCT) system because a bending-insensitive arbitrary length can be chosen for the endoscopic imaging probe. However, there has been a critical problem that the partial reflector needs to be placed in between the sample and the objective lens. It limits the structure design of optical probe and leads to a low transverse resolution OCT imaging. Instead of a conventional single common-path interferometer, we ...

  8. CW-pumped telecom band polarization entangled photon pair generation in a Sagnac interferometer

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    Li, Yan; Zhou, Zhi-Yuan; Ding, Dong-Sheng; Shi, Bao-Sen

    2015-01-01

    A polarization entangled photon pair source is widely used in many quantum information processing applications such as teleportation, quantum swapping, quantum computation and high precision quantum metrology. Here, we report on the generation of a continuous-wave pumped degenerated 1550 nm polarization entangled photon pair source at telecom wavelength using a type-II phase-matched periodically poled KTiOPO4 crystal in a Sagnac interferometer. Hong-Ou-Mandel-type interference measurement sho...

  9. Influence of laser frequency noise on scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer based laser Doppler velocimetry

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    Rodrigo, Peter John; Pedersen, Christian

    2014-01-01

    n this work, we study the performance of a scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer based laser Doppler velocimeter (sFPILDV) and compare two candidate 1.5 um single-frequency laser sources for the system – a fiber laser (FL) and a semiconductor laser (SL). We describe a straightforward calibration...... procedure for the sFPI-LDV and investigate the effect of different degrees of laser frequency noise between the FL and the SL on the velocimeter’s performance...

  10. Limiting characteristics of a superconducting quantum interferometer. II. Signal-to-noise ratio

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    Butikov, E.I.; Feofilov, S.P.

    1980-11-01

    In the approximation of small fluctuations, the spectral density of intrinsic thermal noise limiting the maximal sensitivity of a constant-current SQUID is found in the low-frequency region. The dependence of the signal-to-noise ratio on the SQUID parameters and operating conditions of an interferometer with low-frequency magnetic flux modulation is studied. Estimates are given for the smallest detectable magnetic flux corresponding to optimal operating conditions of a SQUID.

  11. Tuning the Influence of Microscopic Decoherence on the Superconducting Proximity Effect in a Graphene Andreev Interferometer

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    Deon Fabio; Sopic Sandra; Morpurgo Alberto F.

    2014-01-01

    We discuss transport measurements through graphene Andreev interferometers exhibiting reentrance of the superconducting proximity effect. We observe that at high gate voltage (VBG) the energy dependence of the Andreev conductance oscillations exhibits a scaling in agreement with theoretical expectations, which breaks down at low VBG, when the Fermi energy approaches the charge neutrality point. The phenomenon is a manifestation of single particle dephasing that increasingly limits the propaga...

  12. Analysis on optical heterodyne frequency error of full-field heterodyne interferometer

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    Li, Yang; Zhang, Wenxi; Wu, Zhou; Lv, Xiaoyu; Kong, Xinxin; Guo, Xiaoli

    2017-06-01

    The full-field heterodyne interferometric measurement technology is beginning better applied by employing low frequency heterodyne acousto-optical modulators instead of complex electro-mechanical scanning devices. The optical element surface could be directly acquired by synchronously detecting the received signal phases of each pixel, because standard matrix detector as CCD and CMOS cameras could be used in heterodyne interferometer. Instead of the traditional four-step phase shifting phase calculating, Fourier spectral analysis method is used for phase extracting which brings lower sensitivity to sources of uncertainty and higher measurement accuracy. In this paper, two types of full-field heterodyne interferometer are described whose advantages and disadvantages are also specified. Heterodyne interferometer has to combine two different frequency beams to produce interference, which brings a variety of optical heterodyne frequency errors. Frequency mixing error and beat frequency error are two different kinds of inescapable heterodyne frequency errors. In this paper, the effects of frequency mixing error to surface measurement are derived. The relationship between the phase extraction accuracy and the errors are calculated. :: The tolerance of the extinction ratio of polarization splitting prism and the signal-to-noise ratio of stray light is given. The error of phase extraction by Fourier analysis that caused by beat frequency shifting is derived and calculated. We also propose an improved phase extraction method based on spectrum correction. An amplitude ratio spectrum correction algorithm with using Hanning window is used to correct the heterodyne signal phase extraction. The simulation results show that this method can effectively suppress the degradation of phase extracting caused by beat frequency error and reduce the measurement uncertainty of full-field heterodyne interferometer.

  13. Concept of an ionizing time-domain matter-wave interferometer

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    Nimmrichter, Stefan; Haslinger, Philipp; Hornberger, Klaus; Arndt, Markus

    2011-01-01

    We discuss the concept of an all-optical and ionizing matter-wave interferometer in the time domain. The proposed setup aims at testing the wave nature of highly massive clusters and molecules, and it will enable new precision experiments with a broad class of atoms, using the same laser system. The propagating particles are illuminated by three pulses of a standing ultraviolet laser beam, which detaches an electron via efficient single photon-absorption. Optical gratings may have periods as ...

  14. Multielement flame emission spectroscopy using a scanning Fabry--Perot interferometer

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    Korba, G.A.

    1978-04-01

    A system for multielement flame emission analysis based on a scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer is described and evaluated. Detection limits and linearity of response for ten elements commonly determined by flame photometry compare favorably to conventional single-element methods. Analyses for several elements in tap water, serum, urine, NBS SRM 1571 orchard leaves and low alloy steel demonstrate the excellent accuracy and precision of the technique. Resolution of the system allows up to five elements to be determined simultaneously.

  15. Design of pseudorandom binary sequence generator using lithium-niobate-based Mach-Zehnder interferometers

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    Choudhary, Kuldeep; Kumar, Santosh

    2017-05-01

    The application of electro-optic effect in lithium-niobate-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer to design a 3-bit optical pseudorandom binary sequence (PRBS) generator has been proposed, which is characterized by its simplicity of generation and stability. The proposed device is optoelectronic in nature. The PBRS generator is immensely applicable for pattern generation, encryption, and coding applications in optical networks. The study is carried out by simulating the proposed device with beam propagation method.

  16. Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Refractive Index Sensor Based on a Plasmonic Channel Waveguide.

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    Lee, Da Eun; Lee, Young Jin; Shin, Eunso; Kwon, Soon-Hong

    2017-11-09

    A Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on a plasmonic channel waveguide is proposed for refractive index sensing. The structure, with a small physical footprint of 20 × 120 μm², achieved a high figure of merit of 294. The cut-off frequency behaviour in the plasmonic channel waveguide resulted in a flat dispersion curve, which induces a 1.8 times larger change of the propagation constant for the given refractive index change compared with previously reported results.

  17. Low crosstalk Bragg grating/Mach-Zehnder interferometer optical add-drop multiplexer in silicon photonics.

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    Wang, Junjia; Chen, Lawrence R

    2015-10-05

    We characterize the interferometric crosstalk and system performance of two optical add-drop multiplexer (OADM) designs based on Bragg grating/Mach-Zehnder interferometers implemented in silicon-on-insulator. Both OADM designs exhibit low crosstalk and negligible crosstalk-induced power penalties over their 3 dB bandwidths. The devices are tolerant to wavelength drift and misalignment between the transmitter and OADM; moreover, their designs can be optimized further to enable high performance operation in WDM systems.

  18. Design optimization and fabrication of Mach- Zehnder interferometer based on MIM plasmonic waveguides.

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    Kamada, Shun; Okamoto, Toshihiro; El-Zohary, Salah E; Haraguchi, Masanobu

    2016-07-25

    We proposed and designed a compact unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) based on metal/insulator/metal (MIM) plasmonic waveguides for ultrafast optical signal processing. The MZI was fabricated by a lithography technique and we provide, for the first time experimental evaluation of the transmission performance of the MZI using MIM PWGs. The experimental results were in good agreement with the numerical simulations. The proposed structure could be considered as a key device for on-chip optical integrated circuits.

  19. Highly linear heterogeneous-integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer modulators on Si.

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    Zhang, Chong; Morton, Paul A; Khurgin, Jacob B; Peters, Jon D; Bowers, John E

    2016-08-22

    In this paper we demonstrate highly linear Mach-Zehnder interferometer modulators utilizing heterogeneous integration on a Si substrate (HS-MZM). A record high dynamic range was achieved for silicon devices, obtained using hybrid III-V/Si phase modulation sections and single drive push-pull operation, demonstrating a spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) of 112 dB∙Hz2/3 at 10 GHz, comparable to commercial Lithium Niobate MZMs.

  20. A fibre based triature interferometer for measuring rapidly evolving, ablatively driven plasma densities

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    Macdonald, J.; Bland, S. N.; Threadgold, J.

    2015-08-01

    We report on the first use of a fibre interferometer incorporating triature analysis for measuring rapidly evolving plasma densities of ne ˜ 1013/cm3 and above, such as those produced by simple coaxial plasma guns. The resultant system is extremely portable, easy to field in experiments, relatively cheap to produce, and—with the exception of a small open area in which the plasma is sampled—safe in operation as all laser light is enclosed.

  1. Universal Michelson Gires-Tournois interferometer optical interleaver based on digital signal processing.

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    Zhang, Juan; Yang, Xiaowei

    2010-03-01

    Optical interleavers based on Michelson Gires-Tournois interferometer (MGTI) with arbitrary cascaded reflectors for symmetrical or asymmetrical periodic frequency response with arbitrary duty cycles are defined as universal MGTI optical interleaver (UMGTIOI). It can significantly enhance flexibility and applicability of optical networks. A novel and simple method based on digital signal processing is proposed for the design of UMGTIOI. Different kinds of design examples are given to confirm effectiveness of the method.

  2. Optical fiber interferometer for the study of ultrasonic waves in composite materials

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    Claus, R. O.; Zewekh, P. S.; Turner, T. M.; Wade, J. C.; Rogers, R. T.; Garg, A. O.

    1981-01-01

    The possibility of acoustic emission detection in composites using embedded optical fibers as sensing elements was investigated. Optical fiber interferometry, fiber acoustic sensitivity, fiber interferometer calibration, and acoustic emission detection are reported. Adhesive bond layer dynamical properties using ultrasonic interface waves, the design and construction of an ultrasonic transducer with a two dimensional Gaussian pressure profile, and the development of an optical differential technique for the measurement of surface acoustic wave particle displacements and propagation direction are also examined.

  3. Hybrid waveguide-bulk multi-path interferometer with switchable amplitude and phase

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    Keil, Robert; Kauten, Thomas; Gstir, Sebastian; Dittel, Christoph; Heilmann, René; Szameit, Alexander; Weihs, Gregor

    2016-01-01

    We design and realise a hybrid interferometer consisting of three paths based on integrated as well as on bulk optical components. This hybrid construction offers a good compromise between stability and footprint on one side and means of intervention on the other. As experimentally verified by the absence of higher-order interferences, amplitude and phase can be manipulated in all paths independently. In conjunction with single photons, the setup can, therefore, be applied for fundamental investigations on quantum mechanics.

  4. Measurements of Radio Source Flux Density with the Interferometer Network Uran

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    Rashkovskiy, S. L.; Shepelev, V. A.; Inutin, G. A.; Vashchishin, R. V.

    2013-12-01

    A method of measurements of radio source flux density used, with the decameter wavelength interferometer network URAN. The procedure of antenna gain calibration of radio telescopes by, using the emission of powerful radio sources and radio astronomy, technique is suggested. An experimental dependence of the, measured flux on scintillation index is used to account for spatial, averaging by large arrays of phase fluctuations of the field which, are caused by the influence of the ionosphere.

  5. Bayesian experimental design of a multichannel interferometer for Wendelstein 7-X.

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    Dreier, H; Dinklage, A; Fischer, R; Hirsch, M; Kornejew, P

    2008-10-01

    Bayesian experimental design (BED) is a framework for the optimization of diagnostics basing on probability theory. In this work it is applied to the design of a multichannel interferometer at the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator experiment. BED offers the possibility to compare diverse designs quantitatively, which will be shown for beam-line designs resulting from different plasma configurations. The applicability of this method is discussed with respect to its computational effort.

  6. Long-term stabilization of a heterodyne metrology interferometer down to a noise level of 20 pm over an hour

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    Niwa, Yoshito; Arai, Koji; Ueda, Akitoshi; Sakagami, Masaaki; Gouda, Naoteru; Kobayashi, Yukiyasu; Yamada, Yoshiyuki; Yano, Taihei

    2009-11-10

    A heterodyne metrology interferometer was stabilized down to a noise level of 20 picometers (pm) as a root-mean-square (RMS) value integrated between 0.3 mHz and 1 Hz. This noise level was achieved by employing active and passive interferometer stabilization techniques. The heterodyne interferometer was built on a 50 mm square ultralow expansion glass plate in order to reduce an optical path length change caused by temperature variation. An optical configuration of the interferometer is a Mach-Zehnder interferometer with a design as symmetric as possible so that a detection signal can be insensitive to homogeneous thermal expansion of the glass plate. The heterodyne frequency is actively controlled in order to suppress residual noises caused by optical path length changes outside of the glass plate as well as phase fluctuations of the heterodyne frequency source. Our stabilization scheme is considered useful in achieving the 20 pm noise level without a stable heterodyne frequency source, as well as temperature stabilization around a whole apparatus. This interferometer can be used in precise metrology applications, such as characterization of deformation for satellite optical components against thermal exposure.

  7. Long-term stabilization of a heterodyne metrology interferometer down to a noise level of 20 pm over an hour.

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    Niwa, Yoshito; Arai, Koji; Ueda, Akitoshi; Sakagami, Masaaki; Gouda, Naoteru; Kobayashi, Yukiyasu; Yamada, Yoshiyuki; Yano, Taihei

    2009-11-10

    A heterodyne metrology interferometer was stabilized down to a noise level of 20 picometers (pm) as a root-mean-square (RMS) value integrated between 0.3 mHz and 1 Hz. This noise level was achieved by employing active and passive interferometer stabilization techniques. The heterodyne interferometer was built on a 50 mm square ultralow expansion glass plate in order to reduce an optical path length change caused by temperature variation. An optical configuration of the interferometer is a Mach-Zehnder interferometer with a design as symmetric as possible so that a detection signal can be insensitive to homogeneous thermal expansion of the glass plate. The heterodyne frequency is actively controlled in order to suppress residual noises caused by optical path length changes outside of the glass plate as well as phase fluctuations of the heterodyne frequency source. Our stabilization scheme is considered useful in achieving the 20 pm noise level without a stable heterodyne frequency source, as well as temperature stabilization around a whole apparatus. This interferometer can be used in precise metrology applications, such as characterization of deformation for satellite optical components against thermal exposure.

  8. Precision phase measurements with an SU(1,1) interferometer using 4-wave mixing in hot Rb85 vapors

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    Gupta, Prasoon; Anderson, Brian; Horrom, Travis; Lett, Paul

    2015-05-01

    Interferometry allows for the precision measurement of length and optical phase. Quantum entanglement of the optical state internal to the interferometer can help in achieving higher precision in phase measurement than is possible with classical light sources. In this context we are constructing an SU(1,1) interferometer3 in order to perform precision measurement of optical phase. An SU(1,1) interferometer can be understood as a Mach-Zehnder interferometer with the beam splitters replaced by a non-linear gain medium which can generate entangled photons. The output depends on the relative phase shift provided to the photons inside the interferometer. We use either vacuum or coherent beam seeds for the optical paths. Here we measure the error in our optical phase depending on the measurement of the number of photons at the outputs of the interferometer and compare it with the classical and Heisenberg limits. In future we also want to apply more sophisticated techniques of Bayesian analysis to our measurements to compute the error in optical phase estimation which could improve the sensitivity of phase estimation. This work was supported by the NSF.

  9. Design of laser Michelson interferometer for the detection of nanolitre solution

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    Luo, Yangcheng; Chen, Huiqing; Liu, Kun; Zhu, Changyong; Li, Shaohua

    2017-02-01

    By use of common optical equipment, a laser Michelson interferometer system that can be used for the detection of microfluidic chip is designed. A He-Ne laser beam (power of 0.5mW and diameter of about 0.7mm) is divided into a detection beam and a reference beam by a beam splitter. The reference beam is slightly expanded with a lens and has a diameter of about 1.5mm. A microfluidic chip with channel diameter of 60μm is placed in the detection arm of the interferometer. The detection beam falls on the channel of the chip. On the screen 1.6 meters far from the splitter, an interesting pattern containing both circular fringes and linear fringes is observed. Experiment shows obviously that the patterns on the screen are different when the channel is filled with air, pure water and the sodium hydroxide solution (with a refractive index of 1.343). It is indicated that the interferometer is effective for the detection of solutions as tiny as 3 nano liters with different refractive indices.

  10. Electron density measurement of non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma using dispersion interferometer

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    Yoshimura, Shinji; Kasahara, Hiroshi; Akiyama, Tsuyoshi

    2017-10-01

    Medical applications of non-equilibrium atmospheric plasmas have recently been attracting a great deal of attention, where many types of plasma sources have been developed to meet the purposes. For example, plasma-activated medium (PAM), which is now being studied for cancer treatment, has been produced by irradiating non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma with ultrahigh electron density to a culture medium. Meanwhile, in order to measure electron density in magnetic confinement plasmas, a CO2 laser dispersion interferometer has been developed and installed on the Large Helical Device (LHD) at the National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan. The dispersion interferometer has advantages that the measurement is insensitive to mechanical vibrations and changes in neutral gas density. Taking advantage of these properties, we applied the dispersion interferometer to electron density diagnostics of atmospheric pressure plasmas produced by the NU-Global HUMAP-WSAP-50 device, which is used for producing PAM. This study was supported by the Grant of Joint Research by the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS).

  11. A White Beam Far-field Neutron Interferometer for Multi-scale Resolution of Porosity

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    Hussey, D. S.; Miao, H.; Anovitz, L. M.; Jacobson, D. L.; LaManna, J.; Wen, H.

    2016-12-01

    The pore structure of geological formations spans many decades of length scales, from the Angstrom to the kilometer. There are few probes which can assess characterize these structures simultaneously. We will present a demonstration of a new neutron phase imaging method that can provide quantitative, multi-scale images, addressing length scales from the nanometer to the centimeter. The phase imaging method is based on a far field interferometer that produces phase gradient and small-angle scattering images using a polychromatic neutron beam. The interferometer is based on the Moiré pattern of two phase modulating gratings which was previously realized in hard x-ray and visible light experiments. An important aspect of the method is the ability to tune the auto-correlation length of the interferometer by changing the separation of the two gratings, and thereby provides a measure of the real-space pair-correlation function, G(z), of the sample. As has been shown for other scattering methods, measures of G(z) can incorporate multiple scattering permitting the study of thick samples. As well, the method has the potential to enable tomographic reconstruction so that a fully 3D distribution of the microstructure can be measured. Multi-scale data from several core specimens will be presented showing the quantitative ability of the method.

  12. Determination of time-reversal symmetry breaking lengths in an InGaAs interferometer array.

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    Ren, S L; Heremans, J J; Vijeyaragunathan, S; Mishima, T D; Santos, M B

    2015-05-13

    Quantum interference oscillations due to the Aharonov-Bohm phase were measured in a ring interferometer array fabricated on a two-dimensional electron system in an InGaAs/InAlAs heterostructure. Coexisting oscillations with magnetic flux periodicity h/e and h/2e were observed and their amplitudes compared as function of applied magnetic field. The h/2e oscillations originate in time-reversed trajectories with the ring interferometers operating in Sagnac-type mode, while the h/e oscillations result from Mach-Zehnder operation. The h/2e oscillations require time-reversal symmetry and hence can be used to quantify time-reversal symmetry breaking, more particularly the fundamental mesoscopic dephasing length associated with time-reversal symmetry breaking under applied magnetic field, an effective magnetic length. The oscillation amplitudes were investigated over magnetic fields spanning 2.2 T, using Fourier transforms over short segments of 40 mT. As the magnetic field increased, the h/2e oscillation amplitude decreased due to time-reversal symmetry breaking by the local magnetic flux in the interferometer arms. A dephasing model for quantum-coherent arrays was used to experimentally quantify effective magnetic lengths. The data was then compared with analytical expressions for diffusive, ballistic and confined systems.

  13. Dynamic investigation of a suspension footbridge using accelerometers and microwave interferometer

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    Gentile Carmelo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the main results of the serviceability assessment of a lively suspension footbridge. An ambient vibration test was firstly developed on July 2012 using conventional accelerometers with the objective of identifying the baseline dynamic characteristics of the structure; subsequently, groups of volunteers (up to 32 adults simulated normal walking and running at different step rates along the deck and the human-induced vibrations were simultaneously measured by accelerometers and microwave interferometer. The deflection responses recorded by the microwave interferometer suggested the exceeding of comfort criteria threshold and this result was confirmed by the acceleration levels directly measured by accelerometers or derived from the (radar displacement data. Furthermore, a second ambient vibration test was performed in Autumn 2012 using only the microwave interferometer: the natural frequencies of the footbridge generally exhibited not negligible variations, that were conceivably associated to the change of suspension forces induced by temperature, so that special care is suggested in the design of the devices aimed at mitigating the excess of human induced vibrations observed in the footbridge.

  14. Interferometer and analysis methods for the in vitro characterization of dynamic fluid layers on contact lenses

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    Primeau, Brian C.; Greivenkamp, John E.

    2012-06-01

    The anterior refracting surface of the eye when wearing a contact lens is the thin fluid layer that forms on the surface of the contact lens. Under normal conditions, this fluid layer is less than 10 μm thick. The fluid layer thickness and topography change over time and are affected by the material properties of the contact lens and may affect vision quality and comfort. An in vitro method of characterizing dynamic fluid layers applied to contact lenses mounted on mechanical substrates has been developed by use of a phase-shifting Twyman-Green interferometer. This interferometer continuously measures light reflected from the surface of the fluid layer, allowing precision analysis of the dynamic fluid layer. Movies showing this fluid layer behavior can be generated. Quantitative analysis beyond typical contact angle or visual inspection methods is provided. Different fluid and contact lens material combinations have been evaluated, and variations in fluid layer properties have been observed. This paper discusses the interferometer design and analysis methods used. Example measurement results of different contact lens are presented.

  15. Single-shot electron bunch length measurements using a spatial electro-optical autocorrelation interferometer.

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    Sütterlin, Daniel; Erni, Daniel; Schlott, Volker; Sigg, Hans; Jäckel, Heinz; Murk, Axel

    2010-10-01

    A spatial, electro-optical autocorrelation (EOA) interferometer using the vertically polarized lobes of coherent transition radiation (CTR) has been developed as a single-shot electron bunch length monitor at an optical beam port downstream the 100 MeV preinjector LINAC of the Swiss Light Source. This EOA monitor combines the advantages of step-scan interferometers (high temporal resolution) [D. Mihalcea et al., Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 9, 082801 (2006) and T. Takahashi and K. Takami, Infrared Phys. Technol. 51, 363 (2008)] and terahertz-gating technologies [U. Schmidhammer et al., Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 94, 95 (2009) and B. Steffen et al., Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 12, 032802 (2009)] (fast response), providing the possibility to tune the accelerator with an online bunch length diagnostics. While a proof of principle of the spatial interferometer was achieved by step-scan measurements with far-infrared detectors, the single-shot capability of the monitor has been demonstrated by electro-optical correlation of the spatial CTR interference pattern with fairly long (500 ps) neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser pulses in a ZnTe crystal. In single-shot operation, variations of the bunch length between 1.5 and 4 ps due to different phase settings of the LINAC bunching cavities have been measured with subpicosecond time resolution.

  16. A Combined Phase Contrast Imaging-Interferometer System for the Detection of Multiscale Electron Density Fluctuations

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    Davis, E. M.; Rost, J. C.; Porkolab, M.; Marinoni, A.

    2014-10-01

    ITER and next-step devices will have harsh neutron environment and limited port space, severely restricting many crucial plasma diagnostics. As such, it is essential that we develop robust diagnostics with minimal access restrictions, small port requirements, and high spatiotemporal bandwidths. DIII-D's Phase Contrast Imaging (PCI) system is a model of such a burning plasma diagnostic, using a 10.6 μ m laser to measure ∫ñe dl at 10 kHz designed and are constructing a traditional interferometer along the existing PCI beam path, extending the minimum detectable k to 0 cm-1. The combined PCI-interferometer uses a single 10.6 μ m beam, two interference schemes, and two detectors to make the relevant measurements. In addition to diagnostic proof-of-principle, the combined PCI-interferometer's improved bandwidth will aid model validation and allow measurement of low and high n MHD modes. Initial results will be discussed. Work supported by the US DOE under DE-FG02-94ER54235, DE-FC02-04ER54698, DE-FC02-99ER54512, and NNSA SSGF.

  17. Fiber-Optic Temperature Sensor Using a Thin-Film Fabry-Perot Interferometer

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    Beheim, Glenn

    1997-01-01

    A fiber-optic temperature sensor was developed that is rugged, compact, stable, and can be inexpensively fabricated. This thin-film interferometric temperature sensor was shown to be capable of providing a +/- 2 C accuracy over the range of -55 to 275 C, throughout a 5000 hr operating life. A temperature-sensitive thin-film Fabry-Perot interferometer can be deposited directly onto the end of a multimode optical fiber. This batch-fabricatable sensor can be manufactured at a much lower cost than can a presently available sensor, which requires the mechanical attachment of a Fabry-Perot interferometer to a fiber. The principal disadvantage of the thin-film sensor is its inherent instability, due to the low processing temperatures that must be used to prevent degradation of the optical fiber's buffer coating. The design of the stable thin-film temperature sensor considered the potential sources of both short and long term drifts. The temperature- sensitive Fabry-Perot interferometer was a silicon film with a thickness of approx. 2 microns. A laser-annealing process was developed which crystallized the silicon film without damaging the optical fiber. The silicon film was encapsulated with a thin layer of Si3N4 over coated with aluminum. Crystallization of the silicon and its encapsulation with a highly stable, impermeable thin-film structure were essential steps in producing a sensor with the required long-term stability.

  18. Common mode noise rejection properties of amplitude and phase noise in a heterodyne interferometer.

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    Hechenblaikner, Gerald

    2013-05-01

    High precision metrology systems based on heterodyne interferometry can measure the position and attitude of objects to accuracies of picometer and nanorad, respectively. A frequently found feature of the general system design is the subtraction of a reference phase from the phase of the position interferometer, which suppresses low frequency common mode amplitude and phase fluctuations occurring in volatile optical path sections shared by both the position and reference interferometer. Spectral components of the noise at frequencies around or higher than the heterodyne frequency, however, are generally transmitted into the measurement band and may limit the measurement accuracy. Detailed analytical calculations complemented with Monte Carlo simulations show that high frequency noise components may also be entirely suppressed, depending on the relative difference of measurement and reference phase, which may be exploited by corresponding design provisions. While these results are applicable to any heterodyne interferometer with certain design characteristics, specific calculations and related discussions are given for the example of the optical metrology system of the LISA Pathfinder mission to space.

  19. Photonic crystal fiber modal interferometer based on thin-core-fiber mode exciter.

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    Miao, Yinping; Ma, Xixi; Wu, Jixuan; Song, Binbin; Zhang, Hao; Liu, Bo; Yao, Jianquan

    2015-11-10

    A thin-core-fiber excited photonic crystal fiber modal interferometer has been proposed and experimentally demonstrated. By employing a thin-core fiber as the mode exciter, both of the core and cladding modes propagate in the photonic crystal fiber and interfere with each other. The experimental results show that the transmission dips corresponding to different-order modes have various strain responses with opposite shift directions. The strain sensitivity could be improved to 58.57  pm/με for the applied strain from 0 to 491 με by utilizing the wavelength interval between the dips with opposite shift directions. Moreover, due to the pure silica property of the employed photonic crystal fiber, the proposed fiber modal interferometer exhibits a low-temperature sensitivity of about 0.56  pm/°C within a temperature range from 26.4°C (room temperature) to 70°C. Additionally, the proposed fiber modal interferometer has several advantages, such as good stability, compact structure, and simple fabrication. Therefore, it is more applicable for strain measurement with reducing temperature cross-sensitivity.

  20. Photonic Crystal Fiber Mach-Zehnder Interferometer for Refractive Index Sensing

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    Jian-Neng Wang

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available We report on a refractive index sensor using a photonic crystal fiber (PCF interferometer which was realized by fusion splicing a short section of PCF (Blaze Photonics, LMA-10 between two standard single mode fibers. The fully collapsed air holes of the PCF at the spice regions allow the coupling of PCF core and cladding modes that makes a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The transmission spectrum exhibits sinusoidal interference pattern which shifts differently when the cladding/core surface of the PCF is immersed with different RI of the surrounding medium. Experimental results using wavelength-shift interrogation for sensing different concentrations of sucrose solution show that a resolution of 1.62 × 10−4–8.88 × 10−4 RIU or 1.02 × 10−4–9.04 × 10−4 RIU (sensing length for 3.50 or 5.00 cm, respectively was achieved for refractive indices in the range of 1.333 to 1.422, suggesting that the PCF interferometer are attractive for chemical, biological, biochemical sensing with aqueous solutions, as well as for civil engineering and environmental monitoring applications.

  1. Research on the Application of Fast-steering Mirror in Stellar Interferometer

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    Mei, R.; Hu, Z. W.; Xu, T.; Sun, C. S.

    2017-07-01

    For a stellar interferometer, the fast-steering mirror (FSM) is widely utilized to correct wavefront tilt caused by atmospheric turbulence and internal instrumental vibration due to its high resolution and fast response frequency. In this study, the non-coplanar error between the FSM and actuator deflection axis introduced by manufacture, assembly, and adjustment is analyzed. Via a numerical method, the additional optical path difference (OPD) caused by above factors is studied, and its effects on tracking accuracy of stellar interferometer are also discussed. On the other hand, the starlight parallelism between the beams of two arms is one of the main factors of the loss of fringe visibility. By analyzing the influence of wavefront tilt caused by the atmospheric turbulence on fringe visibility, a simple and efficient real-time correction scheme of starlight parallelism is proposed based on a single array detector. The feasibility of this scheme is demonstrated by laboratory experiment. The results show that starlight parallelism meets the requirement of stellar interferometer in wavefront tilt preliminarily after the correction of fast-steering mirror.

  2. Homodyne full-field interferometer for measuring dynamic surface phenomena in microstructures

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    Lipiäinen, Lauri; Kokkonen, Kimmo; Kaivola, Matti

    2017-01-01

    We describe a stabilized homodyne full-field interferometer capable of measuring vertical surface deformations of microstructures in the time domain. The interferometer is stabilized to a chosen operation point by obtaining a feedback signal from a non-moving, freely selectable, reference region on the sample surface. The stabilized full-field interferometer enables detection of time-dependent changes in the surface profile with nanometer scale vertical resolution, while the temporal resolution of the measurement is ultimately limited by the refresh rate of the camera only. The lateral resolution of the surface deformation is determined by the combination of the imaging optics together with the pixel size of the camera. The setup is used to measure the deformation of an Aluminum nitride membrane as a function of time-dependent pressure change. The data analysis allows for unambiguous determination of surface deformations over multiple fringes of the interferogram, hence enabling the study of a wide range of physical phenomena with varying magnitude of vertical surface movement.

  3. Design Enhancements of the Fourier Kelvin Stellar Interferometer to Enable Detection of Earth Twins

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    Barry, Richard K.; Danchi, William C.; Lopez, Bruno; Rinehart, Stephan; Augereau, Jean-Charles; Beust, Herve; Bonfils, Xavier; Borde, Pascal; Kern, Pierre; Leger, Alain; hide

    2009-01-01

    During the last few years, considerable effort has been directed towards very large-scale (> $5 billion) missions to detect and characterize Mars-radius to Earth-radius planets around nearby stars; such as the Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer and Darwin missions. However, technological issues such as formation flying and control of systematic noise sources will likely prevent these missions from entering Phase A until at least the end of the next decade. Presently more than 350 planets have been discovered by a variety of techniques, and little is known about the majority of them other than their approximate mass. However, a simplified nulling interferometer operating in the near- to mid-infrared (e.g. approx. 5-15 microns), like the enhanced version of the Fourier Kelvin Stellar Interferometer (FKSI), can characterize the atmospheres of a large sample of the known planets - including Earth twins. Many other scientific problems can be addressed with a system like FKSI, including the studies of debris disks, active galactic nuclei, and low mass companions around nearby stars. We report results of a recent engineering study on an enhanced version of FKSI that includes 1-meter primary mirrors, 20-meter boom length, and an advanced sun shield that will provide a 45-degree FOR and 40K operating temperature for all optics including siderostats.

  4. A universal matter-wave interferometer with optical ionization gratings in the time-domain

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    Haslinger, Philipp; Dörre, Nadine; Geyer, Philipp; Rodewald, Jonas; Nimmrichter, Stefan; Arndt, Markus

    2015-01-01

    Matter-wave interferometry with atoms1 and molecules2 has attracted a rapidly growing interest throughout the last two decades both in demonstrations of fundamental quantum phenomena and in quantum-enhanced precision measurements. Such experiments exploit the non-classical superposition of two or more position and momentum states which are coherently split and rejoined to interfere3-11. Here, we present the experimental realization of a universal near-field interferometer built from three short-pulse single-photon ionization gratings12,13. We observe quantum interference of fast molecular clusters, with a composite de Broglie wavelength as small as 275 fm. Optical ionization gratings are largely independent of the specific internal level structure and are therefore universally applicable to different kinds of nanoparticles, ranging from atoms to clusters, molecules and nanospheres. The interferometer is sensitive to fringe shifts as small as a few nanometers and yet robust against velocity-dependent phase shifts, since the gratings exist only for nanoseconds and form an interferometer in the time-domain. PMID:25983851

  5. High speed FPGA-based Phasemeter for the far-infrared laser interferometers on EAST

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    Yao, Y.; Liu, H.; Zou, Z.; Li, W.; Lian, H.; Jie, Y.

    2017-12-01

    The far-infrared laser-based HCN interferometer and POlarimeter/INTerferometer\\break (POINT) system are important diagnostics for plasma density measurement on EAST tokamak. Both HCN and POINT provide high spatial and temporal resolution of electron density measurement and used for plasma density feedback control. The density is calculated by measuring the real-time phase difference between the reference beams and the probe beams. For long-pulse operations on EAST, the calculation of density has to meet the requirements of Real-Time and high precision. In this paper, a Phasemeter for far-infrared laser-based interferometers will be introduced. The FPGA-based Phasemeter leverages fast ADCs to obtain the three-frequency signals from VDI planar-diode Mixers, and realizes digital filters and an FFT algorithm in FPGA to provide real-time, high precision electron density output. Implementation of the Phasemeter will be helpful for the future plasma real-time feedback control in long-pulse discharge.

  6. Photonic crystal fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer for refractive index sensing.

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    Wang, Jian-Neng; Tang, Jaw-Luen

    2012-01-01

    We report on a refractive index sensor using a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) interferometer which was realized by fusion splicing a short section of PCF (Blaze Photonics, LMA-10) between two standard single mode fibers. The fully collapsed air holes of the PCF at the spice regions allow the coupling of PCF core and cladding modes that makes a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The transmission spectrum exhibits sinusoidal interference pattern which shifts differently when the cladding/core surface of the PCF is immersed with different RI of the surrounding medium. Experimental results using wavelength-shift interrogation for sensing different concentrations of sucrose solution show that a resolution of 1.62 × 10(-4)-8.88 × 10(-4) RIU or 1.02 × 10(-4)-9.04 × 10(-4) RIU (sensing length for 3.50 or 5.00 cm, respectively) was achieved for refractive indices in the range of 1.333 to 1.422, suggesting that the PCF interferometer are attractive for chemical, biological, biochemical sensing with aqueous solutions, as well as for civil engineering and environmental monitoring applications.

  7. Perimeter System Based on a Combination of a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer and the Bragg Gratings

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    Marcel Fajkus

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    Full Text Available Fiber optic interferometers and Bragg gratings belong to the group of very precise and sensitive devicesthat allow measuring very small deformation, temperature or vibration changes. The described methodology presentsthe useof a Mach-Zehnder interferometer and Bragg gratings together as a sensor system for detecting and monitoring movement within thedefined perimeter of 2.5×1m. Analyses of the dynamic changes in interferometric patterns were a basis for this method. Also the signal maximum amplitude was measured and compared with the noise background. Perimeter disruptions can be detected by Bragg gratings due to its large deformation sensitivity in transversal or perpendicular directions. The result is then evaluated in the spectral domain. In terms of detected persons it showed very good results. The combination of these sensors was chosen for monitoring both the static and dynamic phenomena. Author's aim is to take advantage of both devices' positive properties. Thus, the system has the abilityto identify people due to frequency analysis in case of interferometers as well as dynamic weighting thanks to Bragg gratings.

  8. [Manufacture tolerance analysis of solid Mach-Zehnder interferometer in large aperture static imaging spectrometer (LASIS)].

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    Liu, Qing; Zhou, Jin-Song; Nie, Yun-Feng; Lü, Qun-Bo

    2014-07-01

    The principle and instrumental structure of large aperture static imaging spectrometer (LASIS) were briefly described in the present paper, the principle of the Mach-Zehnder imaging spectrometer was introduced, and the Mach-Zehnder interferometers' working way in the imaging spectrometer was illustrated. The structure of solid Mach-Zehnder interferometer was analyzed, and discussion was made based on the requirements of field of view (FOV) in image space and single sided interferogram with a small portion around zero path difference (ZPD). The additional optical path difference (OPD) created by manufacturing and matching tolerance of two asymmetrical pentagonal prisms will lead to the displacement of shearing and OPD nonlinearity. It was showed that the additional OPD from non-common optical path structure of solid Mach-Zehnder spectrometer implies more requirements on the manufacture of this element, compared with Sagnac interferometer, for the matching tolerance of two asymmetrical pentagonal prisms to br lower than 0.02 mm. The recovery spectrum error caused by the OPD nonlinearity is lower than 0.2% and can be ignored.

  9. X-ray wavefront characterization using a rotating shearing interferometer technique.

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    Wang, Hongchang; Sawhney, Kawal; Berujon, Sébastien; Ziegler, Eric; Rutishauser, Simon; David, Christian

    2011-08-15

    A fast and accurate method to characterize the X-ray wavefront by rotating one of the two gratings of an X-ray shearing interferometer is described and investigated step by step. Such a shearing interferometer consists of a phase grating mounted on a rotation stage, and an absorption grating used as a transmission mask. The mathematical relations for X-ray Moiré fringe analysis when using this device are derived and discussed in the context of the previous literature assumptions. X-ray beam wavefronts without and after X-ray reflective optical elements have been characterized at beamline B16 at Diamond Light Source (DLS) using the presented X-ray rotating shearing interferometer (RSI) technique. It has been demonstrated that this improved method allows accurate calculation of the wavefront radius of curvature and the wavefront distortion, even when one has no previous information on the grating projection pattern period, magnification ratio and the initial grating orientation. As the RSI technique does not require any a priori knowledge of the beam features, it is suitable for routine characterization of wavefronts of a wide range of radii of curvature. © 2011 Optical Society of America

  10. A theoretical performance study of an external cavity fiber Fabry-Perot interferometer for displacement measurement

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    Arumugam, Kumar

    The objective of this research is to explore a mathematical model developed by Wilkinson and Pratt for the external cavity fiber-based Fabry-Perot interferometer (EFPI) and to create a Michelson interferometer setup to validate a frequency modulation component of this model. A laser diode with nominal wavelength 635 nm is modulated by oscillating the diode current of maximum amplitude 22.62 mA to create correspondingly varying wavelength. Experiments are included to evaluate a rotating vector representation of the modulation harmonics in the signal received at the photodetector as of a cube corner translated by a piezo-electric actuator is displaced. Wavelength modulation as a function of diode current, the coherence length of the laser, and characteristics of the modulation harmonics are evaluated. A real time DAQ system and two lock-in amplifiers are utilized for detecting three side-band harmonics of the signal. For short range displacements this interferometer setup is monitored using a capacitance displacement sensor. The capacitance displacement measurement differed from the Michelson interferometer by 160 nm. The piezoelectric stage actuated with a 15 V Ramp signal produced 2.54 mum displacement of the cube corner. The setup is tested with Ramp signals of 75 V to 1.5 V and with the Ramp periods of 1 to 20 seconds to find the resolution of the interferometer, modulation of the wavelength sensitivity and the coherence length of the laser as 10.53 nm, 1.786 nm·A-1 and >1 m respectively. The best quadrature signal achieved corresponded to modulating the laser at amplitude of 18.86 mA at 1 kHz frequency with a path length difference of 6.35 mm. The amplitude comparison of side-band harmonics with Bessel function curves is consistent with a modulation amplitude of 1.28 rad corresponding to amplitude ratios of 0.5 (second and first) , 0.15 (third and second) and 0.06 (third and first) in the first through third Bessel function values.

  11. Interferometric filters for spectral discrimination in high-spectral-resolution lidar: performance comparisons between Fabry-Perot interferometer and field-widened Michelson interferometer.

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    Cheng, Zhongtao; Liu, Dong; Yang, Yongying; Yang, Liming; Huang, Hanlu

    2013-11-10

    Thanks to wavelength flexibility, interferometric filters such as Fabry-Perot interferometers (FPIs) and field-widened Michelson interferometers (FWMIs) have shown great convenience for spectrally separating the molecule and aerosol scattering components in the high-spectral-resolution lidar (HSRL) return signal. In this paper, performance comparisons between the FPI and FWMI as a spectroscopic discrimination filter in HSRL are performed. We first present a theoretical method for spectral transmission analysis and quantitative evaluation on the spectral discrimination. Then the process in determining the parameters of the FPI and FWMI for the performance comparisons is described. The influences from the incident field of view (FOV), the cumulative wavefront error induced by practical imperfections, and the frequency locking error on the spectral discrimination performance of the two filters are discussed in detail. Quantitative analyses demonstrate that FPI can produce higher transmittance while the remarkable spectral discrimination is one of the most appealing advantages of FWMI. As a result of the field-widened design, the FWMI still performs well even under the illumination with large FOV while the FPI is only qualified for a small incident angle. The cumulative wavefront error attaches a great effect on the spectral discrimination performance of the interferometric filters. We suggest if a cumulative wavefront error is less than 0.05 waves RMS, it is beneficial to employ the FWMI; otherwise, FPI may be more proper. Although the FWMI shows much more sensitivity to the frequency locking error, it can outperform the FPI given a locking error less than 0.1 GHz is achieved. In summary, the FWMI is very competent in HSRL applications if these practical engineering and control problems can be solved, theoretically. Some other estimations neglected in this paper can also be carried out through the analytical method illustrated herein.

  12. Precision improving of double beam shadow moiré interferometer by phase shifting interferometry for the stress of flexible substrate

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    Huang, Kuo-Ting; Chen, Hsi-Chao; Lin, Ssu-Fan; Lin, Ke-Ming; Syue, Hong-Ye

    2012-09-01

    While tin-doped indium oxide (ITO) has been extensively applied in flexible electronics, the problem of the residual stress has many obstacles to overcome. This study investigated the residual stress of flexible electronics by the double beam shadow moiré interferometer, and focused on the precision improvement with phase shifting interferometry (PSI). According to the out-of-plane displacement equation, the theoretical error depends on the grating pitch and the angle between incident light and CCD. The angle error could be reduced to 0.03% by the angle shift of 10° as a result of the double beam interferometer was a symmetrical system. But the experimental error of the double beam moiré interferometer still reached to 2.2% by the noise of the vibration and interferograms. In order to improve the measurement precision, PSI was introduced to the double shadow moiré interferometer. Wavefront phase was reconstructed by the five interferograms with the Hariharan algorithm. The measurement results of standard cylinder indicating the error could be reduced from 2.2% to less than 1% with PSI. The deformation of flexible electronic could be reconstructed fast and calculated the residual stress with the Stoney correction formula. This shadow moiré interferometer with PSI could improve the precision of residual stress for flexible electronics.

  13. Measurement of Microvibration by Using Dual-Cavity Fiber Fabry-Perot Interferometer for Structural Health Monitoring

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    Dae-Hyun Kim

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Extensive researches have recently been performed to study structural integrity using structural vibration data measured by in-structure sensors. A fiber optic sensor is one of candidates for the in-structure sensors because it is low in cost, light in weight, small in size, resistant to EM interference, long in service life, and so forth. Especially, an interferometric fiber optic sensor is very useful to measure vibrations with high resolution and accuracy. In this paper, a dual-cavity fiber Fabry-Perot interferometer was proposed with a phase-compensating algorithm for measuring micro-vibration. The interferometer has structurally two arbitrary cavities; therefore the initial phase difference between two sinusoidal signals induced from the interferometer was also arbitrary. In order to do signal processing including an arc-tangent method, a random value of the initial phase difference is automatically adjusted to the exact 90 degrees in the phase-compensating algorithm part. For the verification of the performance of the interferometer, a simple vibration-test was performed to measure micro-vibration caused by piezoelectric transducer (PZT. As an experimental result, the interferometer attached on the PZT successfully measured the 50 Hz-vibration of which the absolute displacement oscillated between −424 nm and +424 nm.

  14. Response of a PCF-based modal interferometer to lateral stress: Resonant behavior and performance as sensor

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    Sanz-Felipe, Á.; Martín, J. C.

    2017-11-01

    The performance of a fiber-based modal interferometer as lateral stress sensor has been analyzed, both for static and periodic forces applied on it. The central fiber of the interferometer is a photonic crystal fiber. Forces are applied on it perpendicular to its axis, so that they squeeze it. In static situations, changes in the transmission spectrum of the interferometer are studied as a function of the charges applied. Measurements with several interferometers have been carried out in order to analyze the influence of its length and of its splices' transmission on the device operation, looking for optimization of its linearity and sensibility. The effect of periodic charges, as an emulation of vibrations, has also been studied. The analysis is centered on the frequency dependence of the response. In linear regime (small enough periodic charges), the results obtained are satisfactorily explained by treating the central fiber of the interferometer as a mechanical resonator whose vibration modes coincide with the ones of a cylinder with clamped ends. In nonlinear regime, period doubling and other anharmonic behaviors have been observed.

  15. Study on the effect of carbon nanotube coating on the refractive index sensing sensitivity of fiber modal interferometer

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    Zhang, Ya-nan; Xie, Wen-ge; Wang, Jianzhang; Wang, Pengzhao

    2018-01-01

    Refractive index sensing of liquid is important in the domain of chemistry and biology. Fiber optical sensors provide an excellent way to measure the refractive index due to their feasible integration to other fiber optics components, high sensitivity, small size, and distributed sensing. However, conventional optical sensors have different shortages. To find a practical way to measure the refractive index of liquid, this paper intended to combine Carbon Nanotube (CNT) with non-core fiber (NCF) to prepare a kind of modal interferometer sensor and to explore the effect of CNT coating on refractive index sensing properties of the modal interferometer. Firstly, a structure of single mode non-core single mode (SNS) fiber with a CNT film coating was proposed and simulated. The simulation results showed that the CNT coating could improve the refractive index sensitivity of the interferometer sensor. Then in the experiment part, the CNT solution was fabricated and deposited onto the NCF, and a refractive index sensing system was built to examine the property of the CNT-coated SNS interferometer sensor. During the experiment, the influence factors of sensitivity were summarized by testing the sensing performance under different conditions, and it was demonstrated that the CNT coating could improve the contrast of the interference spectrum, and also had the possibility to increase the refractive index sensitivity of the interferometer sensor.

  16. Laser homodyne straightness interferometer with simultaneous measurement of six degrees of freedom motion errors for precision linear stage metrology.

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    Lou, Yingtian; Yan, Liping; Chen, Benyong; Zhang, Shihua

    2017-03-20

    A laser homodyne straightness interferometer with simultaneous measurement of six degrees of freedom motion errors is proposed for precision linear stage metrology. In this interferometer, the vertical straightness error and its position are measured by interference fringe counting, the yaw and pitch errors are obtained by measuring the spacing changes of interference fringe and the horizontal straightness and roll errors are determined by laser collimation. The merit of this interferometer is that four degrees of freedom motion errors are obtained by using laser interferometry with high accuracy. The optical configuration of the proposed interferometer is designed. The principle of the simultaneous measurement of six degrees of freedom errors including yaw, pitch, roll, two straightness errors and straightness error's position of measured linear stage is depicted in detail, and the compensation of crosstalk effects on straightness error and its position measurements is presented. At last, an experimental setup is constructed and several experiments are performed to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed interferometer and the compensation method.

  17. All-optical XOR and OR by Mach-Zehnder Interferometer engineered photonic crystal fibers

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    Sales, J. C.; Filho, A. F. G. F.; Ferreira, A. C.; Sousa, J. R. R.; Sobrinho, C. S.; Menezes, J. W. M.; Guimarães, G. F.; Sombra, A. S. B.

    2017-09-01

    In this paper, we present a numerical investigation of all-optical logic gates based on a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) configuration of micro structured fibers, also known as photonic crystal fibers (PCF) under optical OOK (on-off keying). We determine several relevant quantities to characterize the system performance, such as transmission and extinction ratio as a function of the nonlinearity profile (β) added to one of the Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) arms. High-order effects such as third-order dispersion, intrapulse Raman scattering and self-steepening were included in the generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation describing the pulse propagation. For this study, we used an optical pulse with a shape of hyperbolic secant of 100 fs (femtosecond). A pumped laser with three power values was simulated. With critical power Pc = 103.5 kW (P = Pc), below the critical power P = 90 kW (P Pc). We added a nonlinearity profile in one of the Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) arms. Nonlinearity profiles were expressed in terms of the parameter β. We studied three different profiles: constant, increasing and decreasing. Our results show that the proposed device can be used to obtain all-optical OR and XOR logic gates as well as logic functions A and A . B bar . The OR logic gate was the one which achieved the greatest FOMELG (Figure of Merit of Logic Gates) when using increasing profile with critical power (P0 = 103.5 kW) for β = 1.05 and FOMELG = 15.68 dB. The XOR logic gate presented the greatest FOMELG = 7.75 dB when using the decreasing profile with power below the critical (P0 = 90 kW) for β = 1.44. These results provide support for applications in all-optical networks.

  18. New technique for generating light source array in tilted wave interferometer

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    Li, Jia; Shen, Hua; Zhu, Rihong; Lu, Qing

    2017-06-01

    Smaller and lighter optical systems with better performance can be built by the use of freeform optics. However, most optical systems were constrained to traditional surfaces for the accurate metrology of freeform surface is a challenge so far unsolved. One high-precision approach to measure freeform surface with less time and expense is using tilted wave interferometer. A lens array is placed in the test path of the interferometer, which can generate light source array that locally compensate the gradient of test surface. But each source generated by lens array is not ideal spherical wave which contains aberrations. In addition, the sources cannot be activated individually during the measurement, so that it is impossible to perform an irregular source array according to the gradient variation of each test surface. Thus, a novel technique based on fiber array is proposed for generating irregular source array. Whereas, the position deviation of each fiber and phase difference produced by the length of each fiber affect the measurement result. In this paper, the consequences of above errors are analyzed. A calibration method can obtain the exact spatial coordinates of each fiber is suggested to calculate the position deviation of each fiber. Meanwhile, a method based on Mach-Zehnder interference system is presented, which can get phase difference produced by the length of each fiber accurately. Afterwards, the data obtained by the two calibration methods are introduced into the mathematical model of system error for eliminating the measurement error introduced by the use of fiber array. An elliptical mirror is measured by our tilted wave interferometer based on fiber array showing the feasibility of the proposed methods.

  19. Investigation on a fiber optic accelerometer based on FBG-FP interferometer

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    Lin, Chongyu; Luo, Hong; Xiong, Shuidong; Li, Haitao

    2014-12-01

    A fiber optic accelerometer based on fiber Bragg grating Fabry-Perot (FBG-FP) interferometer is presented. The sensor is a FBG-FP cavity which is formed with two weak fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) in a single-mode fiber. The reflectivity of the two FBGs is 9.42% and 7.74% respectively, and the fiber between them is 10 meters long. An optical demodulation system was set up to analyze the reflected light of FBG-FP cavity. Acceleration signals of different frequencies and intensities were demodulated correctly and stably by the system. Based on analyzing the optical spectrum of weak FBG based FBG-FP cavity, we got the equivalent length of FBG-FP cavity. We used a path-matching Michelson interferometer (MI) to demodulate the acceleration signal. The visibility of the interference fringe we got was 41%~42% while the theory limit was 50%. This indicated that the difference of interferometer's two arms and the equivalent length of FBG-FP cavity were matched well. Phase generated carrier (PGC) technology was used to eliminate phase fading caused by random phase shift and Faraday rotation mirrors (FRMs) were used to eliminate polarization-induced phase fading. The accelerometer used a compliant cylinder design and its' sensitivity and frequency response were analyzed and simulated based on elastic mechanics. Experiment result showed that the accelerometer had a flat frequency response over the frequency range of 31-630Hz. The sensitivity was about 31dB (0dB=1rad/g) with fluctuation less than 1.5dB.

  20. Michelson interferometer vibrometer using self-correcting synthetic-heterodyne demodulation.

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    Connelly, Michael J; Galeti, José Henrique; Kitano, Cláudio

    2015-06-20

    Synthetic-heterodyne demodulation is a useful technique for dynamic displacement and velocity detection in interferometric sensors, as it can provide an output signal that is immune to interferometric drift. With the advent of cost-effective, high-speed real-time signal-processing systems and software, processing of the complex signals encountered in interferometry has become more feasible. In synthetic heterodyne, to obtain the actual dynamic displacement or vibration of the object under test requires knowledge of the interferometer visibility and also the argument of two Bessel functions. In this paper, a method is described for determining the former and setting the Bessel function argument to a set value, which ensures maximum sensitivity. Conventional synthetic-heterodyne demodulation requires the use of two in-phase local oscillators; however, the relative phase of these oscillators relative to the interferometric signal is unknown. It is shown that, by using two additional quadrature local oscillators, a demodulated signal can be obtained that is independent of this phase difference. The experimental interferometer is a Michelson configuration using a visible single-mode laser, whose current is sinusoidally modulated at a frequency of 20 kHz. The detected interferometer output is acquired using a 250 kHz analog-to-digital converter and processed in real time. The system is used to measure the displacement sensitivity frequency response and linearity of a piezoelectric mirror shifter over a range of 500 Hz to 10 kHz. The experimental results show good agreement with two data-obtained independent techniques: the signal coincidence and denominated n-commuted Pernick method.

  1. Development of an HCN dual laser for the interferometer on EAST

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    Li, Gen; Wei, Xuechao; Liu, Haiqing; Shen, Junjie; Jie, Yinxian; Lian, Hui; Zeng, Long; Zou, Zhiyong; Zhang, Jibo; Wang, Shouxin

    2017-08-01

    A two-color continuous wave (CW) discharge-pumped far-infrared (FIR) hydrogen cyanide (HCN) laser was developed as the source of an interferometer for measuring the line-averaged electron density in the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST). The output power of the dual laser system was about 120 mW from each laser on the 337 μm (0.89 THz) line. The polarization of each output beam was fixed using thin tungsten filaments and oscillated in the EH11 mode. Different megahertz intermediate frequencies (IF) and a slight frequency offset (˜1 MHz) were generated in this system to replace the traditional rotating grating with ˜10 kHz IF, and this can improve the time resolution of the interferometer significantly. The experimental result showed that different IF signals were obtained by successfully adjusting the cavity length. In particular, the beat frequency was captured at ˜1.3 MHz by a Schottky mixer when the length of the resonant cavities was changed by 5 μm by an automatic adjustment system. In order to study the character of IF, a long time record of the IF signal was carried out, and the IF signal could be stabilized for a few minutes in the range of 2 MHz to 3 MHz. A real-time IF stability control system was initially designed for long pulse discharge experiments on the EAST. The ˜MHz frequency response and good phase sensitivity of the dual laser HCN interferometer will allow the system to track fast density profiles and resolve fast MHD events, such as tearing/neoclassical tearing, disruptions, etc. Contributed paper, published as part of the Proceedings of the 3rd Domestic Electromagnetic Plasma Diagnostics Workshop, September 2016, Hefei, China.

  2. Tests of a two-color interferometer and polarimeter for ITER density measurements

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    Van Zeeland, M. A.; Carlstrom, T. N.; Finkenthal, D. K.; Boivin, R. L.; Colio, A.; Du, D.; Gattuso, A.; Glass, F.; Muscatello, C. M.; O’Neill, R.; Smiley, M.; Vasquez, J.; Watkins, M.; Brower, D. L.; Chen, J.; Ding, W. X.; Johnson, D.; Mauzey, P.; Perry, M.; Watts, C.; Wood, R.

    2017-12-01

    A full-scale 120 m path length ITER toroidal interferometer and polarimeter (TIP) prototype, including an active feedback alignment system, has been constructed and undergone initial testing at General Atomics. In the TIP prototype, two-color interferometry is carried out at 10.59 μm and 5.22 μm using a CO2 and quantum cascade laser (QCL) respectively while a separate polarimetry measurement of the plasma induced Faraday effect is made at 10.59 μm. The polarimeter system uses co-linear right and left-hand circularly polarized beams upshifted by 40 and 44 MHz acousto-optic cells respectively, to generate the necessary beat signal for heterodyne phase detection, while interferometry measurements are carried out at both 40 MHz and 44 MHz for the CO2 laser and 40 MHz for the QCL. The high-resolution phase information is obtained using an all-digital FPGA based phase demodulation scheme and precision clock source. The TIP prototype is equipped with a piezo tip/tilt stage active feedback alignment system responsible for minimizing noise in the measurement and keeping the TIP diagnostic aligned indefinitely on its 120 m beam path including as the ITER vessel is brought from ambient to operating temperatures. The prototype beam path incorporates translation stages to simulate ITER motion through a bake cycle as well as other sources of motion or misalignment. Even in the presence of significant motion, the TIP prototype is able to meet ITER’s density measurement requirements over 1000 s shot durations with demonstrated phase resolution of 0.06° and 1.5° for the polarimeter and vibration compensated interferometer respectively. TIP vibration compensated interferometer measurements of a plasma have also been made in a pulsed radio frequency device and show a line-integrated density resolution of δ {nL}=3.5× {10}17 m‑2.

  3. Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer -- First Light with Telescope 1 and Progress to Fringes

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    Creech-Eakman, Michelle J.; Haniff, Chris A.; Buscher, David F.; Young, John S.; Payne, Ifan; Romero, Van D.; Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer Team

    2018-01-01

    The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI), a 10-telescope optical/near-IR interferometer in central NM has been conceived to be the most ambitious optical interferometric array under construction to date. With baselines ranging from 7.8 to 343 meters, and limiting magnitudes of 14 at K band, it will be able to assess many thousands of astronomical targets on spatial scales of 10's to 0.1's of milliarcseconds. After over a decade of funding from NRL and the major partner institutions (NM Tech and Cambridge University), new funding was obtained in late 2015 via a Cooperative Agreement between NM Tech and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to bring the facility to a three-interferometer system capable of observing geosynchronous satellites. However, we still maintain an exciting and compelling astronomical portfolio which will produce statistical samples of: YSOs and their surrounding disks, systems dominated by mass-loss and mass-transfer, pulsational stars and binary systems, and image the environs of AGN in nearby galaxies. An update on the status and plans for MROI for the next 3 years under the current Cooperative Agreement will be presented. In addition, we will present some examples of observational applications feasible with MROI both in the near-term and as we approach the full 10-telescope facility and describe how the astronomical community can become involved in this exciting project.We wish to acknowledge our sponsors in the NM Congressional Delegation and AFRL FA #9453-15-2-0086 for our recent support.

  4. Glucose sensor realized with photonic crystal fiber-based Sagnac interferometer

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    An, Guowen; Li, Shuguang; An, Yinghong; Wang, Haiyang; Zhang, Xuenan

    2017-12-01

    A compact glucose sensor is proposed by using a short length of photonic crystal fiber inserted in a Sagnac loop interferometer. Spectrum shift in response to the RI of glucose solution with a high average sensitivity of 22 130 nm/RIU is achieved, equivalent to 0.76 mg/dL of glucose in water, which is lower than 70 mg/dL for efficient detection of hypoglycemia episodes. And the simplicity of the fiber structure makes the sensor production very cost effective. We aimed to provide a potential effective method for glucose detection in patients with hypoglycemia.

  5. Design of infrared imaging birefringent interferometers for small-UAVs and handheld scanning systems (Conference Presentation)

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    Pola Fossi, Armande; Ferrec, Yann; Guerineau, Nicolas; Roux, Nicolas; Kling, Emmanuel; Sauer, Hervé

    2016-10-01

    Hyperspectral imaging from unmanned aerial vehicles arouses a growing interest, as well for agriculture management as pollution monitoring or security purposes. Most of current instruments are in the visible or near infrared spectral range, but the midwave or longwave infrared may also be interesting. Among the available solutions for compact imaging spectrometers in this spectral range, static imaging Fourier transform spectrometers are well adapted, thanks to the absence of moving part, a 2D snapshot imaging, which can be useful for image registration, and a high flux collection efficiency. To reach a high compactness compliant with small UAVs, birefringent interferometers are good candidates. Indeed, they can be roughly seen as a plate which comes in front of the camera lens. We propose here firstly to expose the design rules of such instruments in the midwave or longwave infrared. The first point is about the material: highly birefringent uniaxial crystals materials are not so common in this spectral domain. For MWIR spectral imagers, TeO2 or YVO4 can be used. For LWIR instruments, current materials, like ZnGeP2 or AgGaS2 are available, but their birefringence is not so high. Calomel is a promising way, but not still available. The second point consists in defining the type of interferometer, like Savart interferometer, Wollaston interferometer, or other designs. To help this choice, we have developed a software tool to calculate the propagation of plane waves in a stack of birefringent plates. This allows us to choose the optimal assembly of the plates to reach the required spectral resolution. We will then present experimental results obtained with a MWIR prototype. This prototype, called SIBI,, works in the [3.7µm-4.8µm] spectral domain (or [2050cm 1-2700cm 1]), with a spectral resolution about 13cm 1. A first ground campaign was led in June 2015, on Mount Etna (Italy). This campaign was useful to emphasize the assets and drawbacks of this instrument

  6. Asymmetric Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Based Biosensors for Aflatoxin M1 Detection.

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    Chalyan, Tatevik; Guider, Romain; Pasquardini, Laura; Zanetti, Manuela; Falke, Floris; Schreuder, Erik; Heideman, Rene G; Pederzolli, Cecilia; Pavesi, Lorenzo

    2016-01-06

    In this work, we present a study of Aflatoxin M1 detection by photonic biosensors based on Si₃N₄ Asymmetric Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (aMZI) functionalized with antibodies fragments (Fab'). We measured a best volumetric sensitivity of 10⁴ rad/RIU, leading to a Limit of Detection below 5 × 10(-7) RIU. On sensors functionalized with Fab', we performed specific and non-specific sensing measurements at various toxin concentrations. Reproducibility of the measurements and re-usability of the sensor were also investigated.

  7. Silicon Oxynitride Optical Waveguide Ring Resonator Utilizing a Two-Mode Interferometer Structure

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    Kaixin Chen

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Silicon oxynitride (SiOxNy, SiON optical waveguide ring resonator, in which a two-mode interferometer is used to replace the directional coupler in a conventional ring resonator, has been designed and fabricated. Preliminary results exhibit the same of free spectral range of 100 GHz but different quality factors of 3700 and 3900 at 1550 nm for transverse electric (TE and transverse magnetic (TM mode, respectively. The extinction ratio is more than 18 dB over the entire C-band, and the insertion loss is lower than 9.5 dB for TE and TM mode.

  8. Robust interferometer for the routing of light beams carrying orbital angular momentum

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    Lavery, MPJ

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available , piezoelectric; A, output port A; B, output port B and PD, photo-diode). (b) and (c) illustrate the effect of the prisms on their own. It can be seen that the beams behind the two prisms are rotated by 180? with respect to each other. An inverting prism, like... between the two arms in the interferometer of Delta1? = 2lscript? (figure 1(a)). In the specific case of ? = 90?, constructive interference will occur at one of the two output ports for all even lscript-valued states and then for odd lscript...

  9. Continuous measurement of optical surfaces using a line-scan interferometer with sinusoidal path length modulation.

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    Knell, Holger; Laubach, Sören; Ehret, Gerd; Lehmann, Peter

    2014-12-01

    We present a fast approach to the continuous measurement of rotational symmetric optical surfaces. This approach is based on a line scanning interferometer with sinusoidal modulation of the optical path length. The specimen is positioned with respect to the sensor and both are moved during measurement by use of a five axes system comprising a high precision rotational table. The calibration of both the line sensor as well as the scanning and positioning system is discussed. As proof of principle of the measurement and stitching concept results of a scan of a rotational symmetric sinusoidal structure and a spherical lens with a moderate slope are shown.

  10. DC calibration of the strain sensitivity of a single mode optical fiber interferometer

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    Claus, R. O.; Cantrell, J. H., Jr.

    1981-01-01

    The strain sensitivity of an optical fiber interferometer developed for the detection of pulsed ultrasonic waves in solids was calibrated. Light from the output ends of both fibers was superimposed to form an interference fringe pattern that was interrogated in the far field to give a signal proportional to the differential optical fiber path length. Strain sensitivity is determined by comparing data obtained by clamping and bending the bar at different lengths to simple cantilever beam theory. A minimum theoretical detectable strain of less than 10 to the minus 10th power is indicated.

  11. Instantaneous coherence length measurement of a swept laser source using a Mach-Zehnder interferometer

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    von Niederhäusern, Tim; Meier, Christoph; Duelk, Marcus; Vorreau, Philipp

    2011-03-01

    We present a measurement method which is capable of measuring the instantaneous coherence length as a function of the wavelength while the source is working at its full sweep rate. The measurement principle is based on the dynamic decrease of fringe contrast as a function of the optical path difference. The measurement setup consists of a free-space Mach-Zehnder interferometer with a variable optical path difference. We present results for instantaneous coherence lengths in a range from 0 mm to 50 mm with a mean standard deviation of 0.42 mm at sweep rates of up to 120 kHz.

  12. The quantum optical description of a double Mach-Zehnder interferometer

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    Ataman, Stefan

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we describe within the formalism of Quantum Optics (QO) a double Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI). For single photon Fock states this experimental setup is shown to exhibit a counter-intuitive behavior: for certain values of the path length difference of the first MZI, the singles photon-count statistics at the output detectors does not change, whatever the difference in path length for the second MZI. For simultaneously impinging light quanta, we show that this setup is able t...

  13. Phase-sensitive Mach-Zehnder interferometer pipeline security and pre-warning system

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    Chen Pengchao; Jin Shijiu, Jin [Tianjin University (China). State Key Lab. of Precision Measuring Technology and Instruments; Cai Yongjun; Li Jun; Mengjia [PetroChina Pipeline R and D Center, Langfang, Hebei (China)

    2009-07-01

    In this paper a novel distributed optical fiber pipeline security and pre-warning system, which is paved along the pipeline, is proposed. Five fibers in the same cable are used to form a double Mach-Zenhnder Interferometer, which can detect the micro-vibration along the pipeline. In order to gain two correlated signals, two 3X3 couplers are used to demodulate the phase changes caused by perturbation. The location of the perturbation can be measured by the time difference of the two phase signals from both clockwise and counterclockwise lights. The results show that the system protection distance and locating accuracy have been improved greatly. (author)

  14. First Measurements of High Frequency Cross-Spectra from a Pair of Large Michelson Interferometers

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    Chou, Aaron S.; Gustafson, Richard; Hogan, Craig; Kamai, Brittany; Kwon, Ohkyung; Lanza, Robert; McCuller, Lee; Meyer, Stephan S.; Richardson, Jonathan; Stoughton, Chris; Tomlin, Raymond; Waldman, Samuel; Weiss, Rainer

    2016-09-01

    Measurements are reported of high frequency cross-spectra of signals from the Fermilab Holometer, a pair of co-located 39 m, high power Michelson interferometers. The instrument obtains differential position sensitivity to cross-correlated signals far exceeding any previous measurement in a broad frequency band extending to the 3.8 MHz inverse light crossing time of the apparatus. A model of universal exotic spatial shear correlations that matches the Planck scale holographic information bound of space-time position states is excluded to 4.6{\\sigma} significance.

  15. Simple nonlinear interferometer-based all-optical thresholder and its applications for optical CDMA.

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    Kravtsov, Konstantin; Prucnal, Paul R; Bubnov, Mikhail M

    2007-10-01

    We present an experimental demonstration of an ultrafast all-optical thresholder based on a nonlinear Sagnac interferometer. The proposed design is intended for operation at very small nonlinear phase shifts. Therefore, it requires an in-loop nonlinearity lower than for the classical nonlinear loop mirror scheme. Only 15 meters of conventional (non-holey) silica-based fiber is used as a nonlinear element. The proposed thresholder is polarization insensitive and is good for multi-wavelength operation, meeting all the requirements for autocorrelation detection in various optical CDMA communication systems. The observed cubic transfer function is superior to the quadratic transfer function of second harmonic generation-based thresholders.

  16. Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. IV: Probing inflation with gravitational waves

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    Bartolo, Nicola; Domcke, Valerie; Figueroa, Daniel G.; Garcia-Bellido, Juan; Guzzetti, Maria Chiara; Liguori, Michele; Matarrese, Sabino; Peloso, Marco; Petiteau, Antoine; Ricciardone, Angelo; Sakellariadou, Mairi; Sorbo, Lorenzo; Tasinato, Gianmassimo

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the potential for the LISA space-based interferometer to detect the stochastic gravitational wave background produced from different mechanisms during inflation. Focusing on well-motivated scenarios, we study the resulting contributions from particle production during inflation, inflationary spectator fields with varying speed of sound, effective field theories of inflation with specific patterns of symmetry breaking and models leading to the formation of primordial black holes. The projected sensitivities of LISA are used in a model-independent way for various detector designs and configurations. We demonstrate that LISA is able to probe these well-motivated inflationary scenarios beyond the irreducible vacuum tensor modes expected from any inflationary background.

  17. Frequency-doubled telecom fiber laser for a cold atom interferometer using optical lattices

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    Theron, Fabien; Bidel, Yannick; Dieu, Emily; Zahzam, Nassim; Cadoret, Malo; Bresson, Alexandre

    2017-06-01

    A compact and robust frequency-doubled telecom laser system at 780 nm is presented for a rubidium cold atom interferometer using optical lattices. Adopting an optical switch at 1.5 μm and a dual-wavelength second harmonic generation system, only one laser amplifier is required for the laser system. Our system delivers a 900 mW laser beam with a detuning of 110 GHz for the optical lattice and a 650 mW laser beam with an adjustable detuning between 0 and -1 GHz for the laser cooling, the detection and the Raman transitions.

  18. Integrated optical displacement sensor based on asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer chip

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    Zhao, Ning; Qian, Guang; Fu, Xing-Chang; Zhang, Li-Jiang; Hu, Wei; Li, Ruo-Zhou; Zhang, Tong

    2017-02-01

    Displacement sensor is one of the most important measuring instruments in many automated systems. We demonstrated an integrated optical displacement sensor based on an asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer chip on a flexible substrate. The sensing chip was made of polymer materials and fabricated by lithography and lift-off techniques. Measured results show that the device has a loss of less than 5 dB and a potential sensitivity of about 0.105 rad/μm with quite a large space for promotion. The sensor has advantages of antielectromagnetic interference, high reliability and stability, simple preparing process, and low cost; it will occupy an important place in displacement sensors.

  19. A quantum galvanometer with high-energy resolution based on a superconducting interferometer circuit

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    Bakhtin, P.A.; Makhov, V.I.; Masalov, V.V.; Sretenskii, V.N.; Tyablikov, A.V.; Vasenkov, A.A.

    1985-07-01

    The authors make a comprehensive analysis of principles of constructing measurement systems based on the superconducting quantum interferometer (SQUID) implemented in integrated form. They note trends of promising applications for galvanometric measurement systems. They describe the two types of SQUID, one-junction and two junction. They analyze the processing and formation of superconducting ion chemical signals and structures. And they present their results in a series of charts and diagrams. They conclude that quantum galvanometry using superconducting microcircuits allows one to propose new experimental studies in microelectronics, the techniques of high-precision measurements, and equipment for metrological work.

  20. A Multi-Beam Interferometer and Its Use as a Screening System in Gynecologic Cytology

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    Fujii, Ken-ichi; Suzuki, Norihito

    1982-11-01

    Clumps of cells remaining after the cell separation process present the greatest obstacle to the development of an automated screening system using flow cytofluorometry. There are two main problems caused by such clumps of cells. One occurs in the flow system, when the clumps block the nozzles, while the other occurs in the measuring system, when the clumps give a false fluorescence intensity. The former problem can be solved by designing the flow system appropriately, and the latter can be obviated by using a multi-beam interferometer.

  1. X-ray grating interferometer for biomedical imaging applications at Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility.

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    Xi, Yan; Kou, Binquan; Sun, Haohua; Qi, Juncheng; Sun, Jianqi; Mohr, Jürgen; Börner, Martin; Zhao, Jun; Xu, Lisa X; Xiao, Tiqiao; Wang, Yujie

    2012-09-01

    An X-ray grating interferometer was installed at the BL13W beamline of Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) for biomedical imaging applications. Compared with imaging results from conventional absorption-based micro-computed tomography, this set-up has shown much better soft tissue imaging capability. In particular, using the set-up, the carotid artery and the carotid vein in a formalin-fixed mouse can be visualized in situ without contrast agents, paving the way for future applications in cancer angiography studies. The overall results have demonstrated the broad prospects of the existing set-up for biomedical imaging applications at SSRF.

  2. Low-cost facile interferometer for displacement mapping of harmonically excited MEMS

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    Mądzik, Mateusz; Viegas, Jaime

    2016-03-01

    In this work, we present a simple, assembled from readily available components, low cost, imaging vibrometer based on a Twyman-Green interferometer with digital interferogram acquisition, allowing to map displacement contour levels of a harmonically excited piezoelectric membrane, on the principle of exposure integration. We experimentally demonstrate the capabilities of our setup on imaging the 4th mechanical mode of vibration of a 200 micrometer radius piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer membrane vibrating at 842 kHz, with an out-of-plane amplitude of 475 nm. Our results allow a direct visualization of the influence of etching trenches onto the vibrating membrane, in excellent agreement with FEM simulations.

  3. Tuning the influence of microscopic decoherence on the superconducting proximity effect in a graphene Andreev interferometer.

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    Deon, Fabio; Šopić, Sandra; Morpurgo, Alberto F

    2014-03-28

    We discuss transport measurements through graphene Andreev interferometers exhibiting reentrance of the superconducting proximity effect. We observe that at high gate voltage (VBG) the energy dependence of the Andreev conductance oscillations exhibits a scaling in agreement with theoretical expectations, which breaks down at low VBG, when the Fermi energy approaches the charge neutrality point. The phenomenon is a manifestation of single particle dephasing that increasingly limits the propagation of superconducting correlations away from the superconductor-graphene interface. Our work addresses the interplay between microscopic decoherence and superconductivity, and shows that graphene provides a useful experimental platform to investigate unexplored regimes and phenomena in the superconducting proximity effect.

  4. Tuning locality of pair coherence in graphene-based Andreev interferometers.

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    Kim, Minsoo; Jeong, Dongchan; Lee, Gil-Ho; Shin, Yun-Sok; Lee, Hyun-Woo; Lee, Hu-Jong

    2015-03-04

    We report on gate-tuned locality of superconductivity-induced phase-coherent magnetoconductance oscillations in a graphene-based Andreev interferometer, consisting of a T-shaped graphene bar in contact with a superconducting Al loop. The conductance oscillations arose from the flux change through the superconducting Al loop, with gate-dependent Fraunhofer-type modulation of the envelope. We confirm a transitional change in the character of the pair coherence, between local and nonlocal, in the same device as the effective length-to-width ratio of the device was modulated by tuning the pair-coherence length ξT in the graphene layer.

  5. Distributed delay-line interferometer based on a Bragg grating in transmission mode

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    Preciado, Miguel A; Shu, Xuewen; Sugden, Kate

    2016-01-01

    A novel approach for a delay line interferometer (DLI) based purely on forward Bragg scattering is proposed. We have numerically and experimentally demonstrated that a Bragg grating can deliver the functionality of a DLI in its transmission mode along a single common interfering optical path, instead of the conventional DLI implementation with two interfering optical paths. As a proof of concept, a fiber Bragg grating has been designed and fabricated, showing the desired functionality in the transmission mode of the Bragg grating. The proposed "Bragg-DLI" approach is applicable to any kind of Bragg grating technology, such as volume Bragg gratings, dielectric mirrors, silicon photonics, and other optical waveguide based Bragg structures.

  6. An All Fiber Intrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer Based on an Air-Microcavity

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    Ruth I. Mata-Chávez

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In this work an Intrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (IFPI based on an air-microcavity is presented. Here the air microcavity, with silica walls, is formed at a segment of a hollow core photonic crystal fiber (HCPCF, which is fusion spliced with a single mode fiber (SMF. Moreover, the spectral response of the IFPI is experimentally characterized and some results are provided. Finally, the viability to use the IFPI to implement a simple, compact size, and low cost refractive index sensor is briefly analyzed.

  7. Frequency doubled telecom fiber laser for a cold atom interferometer using optical lattices

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    Theron, Fabien; Dieu, Emily; Zahzam, Nassim; Cadoret, Malo; Zahzam, Nassim; Bresson, Alexandre

    2016-01-01

    A compact and robust laser system, based on a frequency-doubled telecom laser, providing all the lasers needed for a rubidium cold atom interferometer using optical lattices is presented. Thanks to an optical switch at 1.5 \\mu m and a dual-wavelength second harmonic generation system, only one laser amplifier is needed for all the laser system. Our system delivers at 780 nm a power of 900 mW with a detuning of 110 GHz for the optical lattice and a power of 650 mW with an adjustable detuning between 0 and -1 GHz for the laser cooling, the detection and the Raman transitions.

  8. CIV Polarization Measurements using a Vacuum Ultraviolet Fabry-Perot Interferometer

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    West, Edward; Gary, G. Allen; Cirtain, Jonathan; David, John; Kobayashi, Ken; Pietraszewski, Chris

    2009-01-01

    Marshall Space Flight Center's (MSFC) is developing a Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) Fabry-P rot Interferometer that will be launched on a sounding rocket for high throughput, high-cadence, extended field of view CIV (155nm) measurements. These measurements will provide (i) Dopplergrams for studies of waves, oscillations, explosive events, and mass motions through the transition region, and, (ii), polarization measurements to study the magnetic field in the transition region. This paper will describe the scientific goals of the instrument, a brief description of the optics and the polarization characteristics of the VUV Fabry P rot.

  9. Asymmetric Mach–Zehnder Interferometer Based Biosensors for Aflatoxin M1 Detection

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    Chalyan, Tatevik; Guider, Romain; Pasquardini, Laura; Zanetti, Manuela; Falke, Floris; Schreuder, Erik; Heideman, Rene G.; Pederzolli, Cecilia; Pavesi, Lorenzo

    2016-01-01

    In this work, we present a study of Aflatoxin M1 detection by photonic biosensors based on Si3N4 Asymmetric Mach–Zehnder Interferometer (aMZI) functionalized with antibodies fragments (Fab′). We measured a best volumetric sensitivity of 104 rad/RIU, leading to a Limit of Detection below 5 × 10−7 RIU. On sensors functionalized with Fab′, we performed specific and non-specific sensing measurements at various toxin concentrations. Reproducibility of the measurements and re-usability of the sensor were also investigated. PMID:26751486

  10. Smart Laser Interferometer with Electrically Tunable Lenses for Flow Velocity Measurements through Disturbing Interfaces

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    Jürgen W. Czarske

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Interferometric velocity measurements are of great importance at flow investigations. However, the laser beams can be distorted at the interfaces between optical media of different refractive indices. Temporal fluctuations of these distortions will cause a deterioration of the laser interferometer signals. We have harnessed the power of programmable photonics devices to eliminate this signal deterioration. Non-invasive flow velocity measurements through a rapidly fluctuating media interface with large strokes of about 100 microns are presented. Our work represents a paradigm shift for interferometric velocity measurement techniques from using static to dynamic optical elements.

  11. Sensitive on-chip methane detection with a cryptophane-A cladded Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

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    Dullo, Firehun Tsige; Lindecrantz, Susan; Jágerská, Jana; Hansen, Jørn H; Engqvist, Magnus; Solbø, Stian Andre; Hellesø, Olav Gaute

    2015-11-30

    We report a methane sensor based on an integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer, which is cladded by a styrene-acrylonitrile film incorporating cryptophane-A. Cryptophane-A is a supramolecular compound able to selectively trap methane, and its presence in the cladding leads to a 17-fold sensitivity enhancement. Our approach, based on 3 cm-long low-loss Si3N4 rib waveguides, results in a detection limit as low as 17 ppm. This is 1-2 orders of magnitude lower than typically achieved with chip-scale low-cost sensors.

  12. Asymmetric Mach–Zehnder Interferometer Based Biosensors for Aflatoxin M1 Detection

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    Tatevik Chalyan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work, we present a study of Aflatoxin M1 detection by photonic biosensors based on Si3N4 Asymmetric Mach–Zehnder Interferometer (aMZI functionalized with antibodies fragments (Fab′. We measured a best volumetric sensitivity of 104 rad/RIU, leading to a Limit of Detection below 5 × 10−7 RIU. On sensors functionalized with Fab′, we performed specific and non-specific sensing measurements at various toxin concentrations. Reproducibility of the measurements and re-usability of the sensor were also investigated.

  13. Split Mach-Zehnder interferometer for surface plasmon resonance based phase modulation

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    Banerjee, Jayeta; Bera, Mahua; Ray, Mina

    2017-11-01

    Split Mach-Zehnder interferometer is proposed for demonstration of phase modulation of p- and s- polarized beams in a surface plasmon resonance based phase sensitive interference imaging platform. Significant phase change has been observed in Al coated prism based SPR configuration for p-polarized beam, whereas practically no phase change occurs for s-polarized beam. Qualitative analysis of SPR modulated interference fringes also validates the observed effects. A proposed Split Mach-Zehnder set up is shown for simultaneous sensing of two different samples.

  14. Photon wave function formalism for analysis of Mach–Zehnder interferometer and sum-frequency generation

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    Ritboon, Atirach, E-mail: atirach.3.14@gmail.com [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai 90112 (Thailand); Daengngam, Chalongrat, E-mail: chalongrat.d@psu.ac.th [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai 90112 (Thailand); Pengpan, Teparksorn, E-mail: teparksorn.p@psu.ac.th [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai 90112 (Thailand)

    2016-08-15

    Biakynicki-Birula introduced a photon wave function similar to the matter wave function that satisfies the Schrödinger equation. Its second quantization form can be applied to investigate nonlinear optics at nearly full quantum level. In this paper, we applied the photon wave function formalism to analyze both linear optical processes in the well-known Mach–Zehnder interferometer and nonlinear optical processes for sum-frequency generation in dispersive and lossless medium. Results by photon wave function formalism agree with the well-established Maxwell treatments and existing experimental verifications.

  15. Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Refractive Index Sensor Based on a Plasmonic Channel Waveguide

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    Da Eun Lee

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available A Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on a plasmonic channel waveguide is proposed for refractive index sensing. The structure, with a small physical footprint of 20 × 120 μm2, achieved a high figure of merit of 294. The cut-off frequency behaviour in the plasmonic channel waveguide resulted in a flat dispersion curve, which induces a 1.8 times larger change of the propagation constant for the given refractive index change compared with previously reported results.

  16. A Concept of Multi-Mode High Spectral Resolution Lidar Using Mach-Zehnder Interferometer

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    Jin Yoshitaka

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we present the design of a High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL using a laser that oscillates in a multi-longitudinal mode. Rayleigh and Mie scattering components are separated using a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI with the same free spectral range (FSR as the transmitted laser. The transmitted laser light is measured as a reference signal with the same MZI. By scanning the MZI periodically with a scanning range equal to the mode spacing, we can identify the maximum Mie and the maximum Rayleigh signals using the reference signal. The cross talk due to the spectral width of each laser mode can also be estimated.

  17. Nested fiber ring resonator enhanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer for temperature sensing.

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    Yu, Changqiu; Zhang, Yundong; Zhang, Xuenan; Wang, Kaiyang; Yao, Chengbao; Yuan, Ping; Guan, Yudong

    2012-12-20

    We numerically investigate the properties of the nested fiber ring resonator coupled Mach-Zehnder interferometer as a sensor. By introducing the phase bias of 0.5π in the reference arm, the two output intensities exhibit sharp asymmetric line shapes around the resonance wavelength. Utilizing the intensity interrogation, we analyze the effect of parameters on the sensitivity and the detection limit. For the 30 dB signal-noise system, the sensitivity and the detection limit can achieve 4.0866/°C and 7.341×10(-3)°C, respectively; the results indicate that this structure is suitable for high-sensitivity measurements.

  18. Analysis of the laser noise propagation mechanism on the laser interferometer gravitational wave antenna

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    Sato, Shuichi [TAMA project, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa Mitaka, Tokyo, 181-8588 (Japan); Arai, Koji [TAMA project, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa Mitaka, Tokyo, 181-8588 (Japan); Akutsu, Tomotada [Department of Astronomy, University of Tokyo 3-7-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8588 (Japan)

    2006-03-02

    The propagation mechanisms of noise imposed on the light used to illuminate complex optical systems, from the noise source to the signal readout, can be very complicated, such as gravitational wave detectors. It is very important to understand these mechanisms both qualitatively and quantitatively, in order to effectively suppress the noise contribution to the interferometer readout. In this article, a method for the systematic treatment of the noise propagation mechanisms, and a way to analyze a noise contributions in complex optical systems, is described.

  19. Fundamental Parameters of 87 Stars from the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer

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    Baines, Ellyn K.; Armstrong, J. Thomas; Schmitt, Henrique R.; Zavala, R. T.; Benson, James A.; Hutter, Donald J.; Tycner, Christopher; van Belle, Gerard T.

    2018-01-01

    We present the fundamental properties of 87 stars based on angular diameter measurements from the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer, 36 of which have not been measured previously using interferometry. Our sample consists of 5 dwarfs, 3 subgiants, 69 giants, 3 bright giants, and 7 supergiants, and span a wide range of spectral classes from B to M. We combined our angular diameters with photometric and distance information from the literature to determine each star’s physical radius, effective temperature, bolometric flux, luminosity, mass, and age.

  20. Measuring the separation of the sodium D-doublet with a Michelson interferometer

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    D’Anna, M.; Corridoni, T.

    2018-01-01

    Revisiting a method proposed by Fizeau in 1862, in this paper we measure the separation of the Na-doublet (the wavelength difference {{Δ }}λ between the two emission D-lines of the sodium spectrum) with a didactical Michelson interferometer. We describe the setup, how the measurements have been done and develop a mathematical model in order to explain the principal features of the collected data. Discussing the limits of this model, we suggest further experimental and theoretical extensions of the experience, also focusing on the didactical aspects to show how this experiment could bring advanced modern physics topics into high schools.

  1. VTT's Fabry-Perot interferometer technologies for hyperspectral imaging and mobile sensing applications

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    Rissanen, Anna; Guo, Bin; Saari, Heikki; Näsilä, Antti; Mannila, Rami; Akujärvi, Altti; Ojanen, Harri

    2017-02-01

    VTT's Fabry-Perot interferometers (FPI) technology enables creation of small and cost-efficient microspectrometers and hyperspectral imagers - these robust and light-weight sensors are currently finding their way into a variety of novel applications, including emerging medical products, automotive sensors, space instruments and mobile sensing devices. This presentation gives an overview of our core FPI technologies with current advances in generation of novel sensing applications including recent mobile technology demonstrators of a hyperspectral iPhone and a mobile phone CO2 sensor, which aim to advance mobile spectroscopic sensing.

  2. Two-color CO{sub 2}/HeNe laser interferometer for C-2 experiment

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    Gornostaeva, O.; Deng, B. H.; Garate, E.; Gota, H.; Kinley, J.; Schroeder, J.; Tuszewski, M. [Tri Alpha Energy, Inc., P.O. Box 7010, Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688 (United States)

    2010-10-15

    A six-channel two-color interferometer has been developed for plasma electron density measurements in the C-2 field reversed configuration experiment. A CO{sub 2} laser is utilized as the main probe beams, while copropagating visible HeNe laser beams are mainly sensitive to vibration. Density measurements in C-2 plasmas have shown that this is a reliable turn-key system. The maximum residual phase noise after vibration compensation is less than {+-}5 deg., corresponding to a line integral density of 3x10{sup 18} m{sup -2}. The time resolution for routine operation is 2 {mu}s.

  3. Two-color CO2/HeNe laser interferometer for C-2 experiment.

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    Gornostaeva, O; Deng, B H; Garate, E; Gota, H; Kinley, J; Schroeder, J; Tuszewski, M

    2010-10-01

    A six-channel two-color interferometer has been developed for plasma electron density measurements in the C-2 field reversed configuration experiment. A CO(2) laser is utilized as the main probe beams, while copropagating visible HeNe laser beams are mainly sensitive to vibration. Density measurements in C-2 plasmas have shown that this is a reliable turn-key system. The maximum residual phase noise after vibration compensation is less than ±5°, corresponding to a line integral density of 3×10(18) m(-2). The time resolution for routine operation is 2 μs.

  4. The matter-wave laser interferometer gravitation antenna (MIGA: New perspectives for fundamental physics and geosciences

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    Canuel B.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We are building a hybrid detector of new concept that couples laser and matter-wave interferometry to study sub Hertz variations of the strain tensor of space-time and gravitation. Using a set of atomic interferometers simultaneously manipulated by the resonant optical field of a 200 m cavity, the MIGA instrument will allow the monitoring of the evolution of the gravitational field at unprecedented sensitivity, which will be exploited both for geophysical studies and for Gravitational Waves (GWs detection. This new infrastructure will be embedded into the LSBB underground laboratory, ideally located away from major anthropogenic disturbances and benefitting from very low background noise.

  5. Contrast and phase-shift of a trapped atom interferometer using a thermal ensemble with internal state labelling

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    Dupont-Nivet, M.; Westbrook, C. I.; Schwartz, S.

    2016-11-01

    We report a theoretical study of a double-well Ramsey interferometer using internal state labelling. We consider the use of a thermal ensemble of cold atoms rather than a Bose-Einstein condensate to minimise the effects of atomic interactions. To maintain a satisfactory level of coherence in this case, a high degree of symmetry is required between the two arms of the interferometer. Assuming that the splitting and recombination processes are adiabatic, we theoretically derive the phase-shift and the contrast of such an interferometer in the presence of a gravity or an acceleration field. We also consider using a ‘shortcut to adiabaticity’ protocol to speed up the splitting process and discuss how such a procedure affects the phase shift and contrast. We find that the two procedures lead to phase-shifts of the same form.

  6. Fiber in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer constructed by selective infiltration of two air holes in photonic crystal fiber.

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    Yang, M; Wang, D N; Wang, Y; Liao, C R

    2011-03-01

    A fiber in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer is fabricated through selective infiltrating of two adjacent air holes of the innermost layer in the solid core photonic crystal fiber, assisted by femtosecond laser micromachining. The liquid infiltrated has higher refractive index than that of the background silica, and, hence, the two rods created can support a guide mode with lower effective refractive index than that of silica. The interference is produced by the fiber fundamental mode and the guide mode. The free spectral range (FSR) of the interferometer is found to be dependent on the photonic crystal fiber length, and a large FSR corresponds to a short photonic crystal fiber length. Such an interferometer device is robust and exhibits extremely high temperature sensitivity (∼7.3 nm/°C for the photonic crystal fiber length of 3.4 cm) and flexible operation capability.

  7. A phase contrast imaging-interferometer system for detection of multiscale electron density fluctuations on DIII-D

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    Davis, E. M.; Rost, J. C.; Porkolab, M.; Marinoni, A.; Van Zeeland, M. A.

    2016-11-01

    Heterodyne interferometry and phase contrast imaging (PCI) are robust, mature techniques for measuring low-k and high-k electron density fluctuations, respectively. This work describes the first-ever implementation of a combined PCI-interferometer. The combined system uses a single 10.6 μm probe beam, two interference schemes, and two detectors to measure electron density fluctuations at large spatiotemporal bandwidth (10 kHz interferometer's measurements with those from DIII-D's pre-existing, toroidally separated interferometer allows core-localized, low-n MHD studies that may otherwise be inaccessible via external magnetic measurements. The combined diagnostic's small port requirements and minimal access restrictions make it well-suited to the harsh neutron environments and limited port space expected in next-step devices.

  8. Effect of source spectral width and its temporal coherence in the interference pattern of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer

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    Suchita; Vijaya, R.

    2017-11-01

    A fiber-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer is designed and tested for its phase characteristics by using a CW tunable laser source. The total phase introduced by the interferometer is modeled by including the linewidth of the input source and the fluctuations of its center wavelength, apart from the path difference in the interferometer. The spectral linewidth of the input laser contributing to the observed interference is found to depend on this path difference. This emphasizes the need for optimal path differences to overcome the coherence limitations of the source. We are thus able to extract the extent of phase correlation present in the input source, and hence its temporal coherence characteristics, from the interference pattern.

  9. Ultrasensitive refractive index sensor based on a Mach-Zehnder interferometer created in twin-core fiber.

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    Li, Zhengyong; Liao, Changrui; Wang, Yiping; Dong, Xiaopeng; Liu, Shen; Yang, Kaiming; Wang, Qiao; Zhou, Jiangtao

    2014-09-01

    We proposed and experimentally demonstrated a twin-core fiber (TCF)-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) to develop an ultrasensitive refractive index (RI) sensor. This fiber MZI was constructed by splicing a short section of TCF between two sections of single mode fibers. A microchannel was drilled through one core of the TCF by means of femtosecond laser micromachining to create one arm of the proposed interferometer, and the other core worked as the second arm. Such a fiber interferometer exhibits an ultrahigh RI sensitivity of -10981  nm/RIU and a low temperature cross-sensitivity of 3.96×10(-6)  RIU/°C. Moreover, the ultra-compact device size and all-fiber configuration make it very suitable for highly sensitive RI sensing at precise location.

  10. Integrated optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer-based defect detection using a laser-generated ultrasonic guided wave.

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    Chen, Jingming; Tse, Peter W; Zhang, Hongchao

    2017-11-01

    The laser-based transmitter used in this Letter is composed of an integrated optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer, which was first used in fault diagnosis. With the help of the effective signal processing method and laser-based integrated optical Mach-Zehnder (IOMZ) system, the location of the defect in an aluminum plate can be successfully determined. Moreover, a comparison study is conducted to investigate the effectiveness of both the conventional laser spot source and the IOMZ interferometer-based laser source. The results indicate that the IOMZ interferometer-based method can be very useful to the nondestructive testing research field. The potential for industrial applications is also significant, especially for the health monitoring and integrity inspection of metal plates.

  11. High-precision tilt sensor using a folded Mach-Zehnder geometry in-phase and quadrature interferometer.

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    Park, June Gyu; Cho, Kyuman

    2016-03-20

    A new high-sensitivity homodyne in-phase and quadrature (I/Q) -interferometer scheme for measuring the tilt change of a target is presented. The new tilt sensor is a Mach-Zehnder interferometer folded by the target, in which the phase change is induced by the in-plane tilt change of the target but is not sensitive to any other motions. The interferometer is specially designed to minimize interferences caused by environmental perturbations. The induced phase is directly measured by using the I/Q-demodulation scheme. The tilt sensor exhibits an excellent sensitivity 10  prad/Hz1/2 at a frequency slightly above 1 Hz and a 0.4  prad/Hz1/2 at a frequency higher than 30 Hz.

  12. A calibrator based on the use of low-coherent light source straightness interferometer and compensation method.

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    Lin, Shyh-Tsong; Yeh, Sheng-Lih; Chiu, Chi-Shang; Huang, Mou-Shan

    2011-10-24

    A calibrator utilizing a low-coherent light source straightness interferometer and a compensation method is introduced for straightness measurements in this paper. Where the interference pattern, which is modulated by an envelope function, generated by the interferometer undergoes a shifting as the Wolaston prism of the interferometer experiences a lateral displacement, and the compensation method senses the displacement by driving the prism back to the position to restore the pattern. A setup, which is with a measurement sensitivity of 36.6°/μm, constructed for realizing the calibrator is demonstrated. The experimental results from the uses of the setup reveal that the setup is with a measurement resolution and stability of 0.019 and 0.08 μm, respectively, validate the calibrator, and confirm the calibrator's applicability of straightness measurements and advantage of extensible working distance. © 2011 Optical Society of America

  13. The complex and quaternionic quantum bit from relativity of simultaneity on an interferometer.

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    Garner, Andrew J P; Müller, Markus P; Dahlsten, Oscar C O

    2017-12-01

    The patterns of fringes produced by an interferometer have long been important testbeds for our best contemporary theories of physics. Historically, interference has been used to contrast quantum mechanics with classical physics, but recently experiments have been performed that test quantum theory against even more exotic alternatives. A physically motivated family of theories are those where the state space of a two-level system is given by a sphere of arbitrary dimension. This includes classical bits, and real, complex and quaternionic quantum theory. In this paper, we consider relativity of simultaneity (i.e. that observers may disagree about the order of events at different locations) as applied to a two-armed interferometer, and show that this forbids most interference phenomena more complicated than those of complex quantum theory. If interference must depend on some relational property of the setting (such as path difference), then relativity of simultaneity will limit state spaces to standard complex quantum theory, or a subspace thereof. If this relational assumption is relaxed, we find one additional theory compatible with relativity of simultaneity: quaternionic quantum theory. Our results have consequences for current laboratory interference experiments: they have to be designed carefully to avoid rendering beyond-quantum effects invisible by relativity of simultaneity.

  14. Design and construction of a Fourier transform soft x-ray interferometer

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    Spring, John A. [San Francisco State Univ., CA (United States)

    2000-05-01

    Helium, with its two electrons and one nucleus, is a three-body system. One of the models for investigating correlated electron motion in this system is autoionization, produced via double excitation of the electrons. Predictions about the autoionization spectrum of helium have differed from each other and from preliminary experimental data. However, previous experiments have not been able to distinguish among the theoretical predictions because their energy resolution is not high enough to resolve the narrow linewidths of quasi-forbidden peaks and the resonances that appear in the highest excited states. Consequently, a team of researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have embarked on a project for building a high-resolution Fourier-Transform Soft X-ray (or VUV) interferometer (FTSX) to provide definitive data to answer remaining questions about the autoionization spectrum of helium. The design and construction of this interferometer is described in detail below, including the use of a flexure stage to provide the large path length difference necessary for high resolution measurements, the manufacture of x-ray beamsplitters, a description of the software, and the solution to the problems of stick-slip, vibration, and alignment. Current progress of its development is also described, as well as future goals.

  15. Double common-path interferometer for flexible optical probe of optical coherence tomography.

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    Park, Jae Seok; Chen, Zhongping; Jeong, Myung Yung; Kim, Chang-Seok

    2012-01-16

    A flexible curled optical cord is useful for a common-path optical coherence tomography (OCT) system because a bending-insensitive arbitrary length can be chosen for the endoscopic imaging probe. However, there has been a critical problem that the partial reflector needs to be placed in between the sample and the objective lens. It limits the structure design of optical probe and leads to a low transverse resolution OCT imaging. Instead of a conventional single common-path interferometer, we propose a novel double common-path interferometer configuration in order to generate an interference signal that is independent of the optical distance between the partial reflector and sample. Due to the limitless tuning of the objective distance, an objective lens with a high numerical aperture (NA) up to 0.85 can be successfully used for phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography to achieve a 3-dimensional profile image of a transverse resolution of 0.7 μm. The intensity and phase terms of the interference signal can be obtained simultaneously from a Fourier-domain mode locked swept laser source for fast data acquisition with a phase stability of 979 pm.

  16. Tunable Mach-Zehnder interferometer in a two-dimensional photonic crystal with liquid crystal infiltration

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    Chen, Xiyao; Dong, Xinyong; Hu, Juan Juan; Shum, Ping; Wang, Yufei; Qiu, Yishen; Lin, Guimin; Hong, Hailian

    2007-09-01

    A theoretical model of a tunable Mach-Zehnder interferometer (TMZI) constructed in a 2D photonic crystal is proposed. The 2D PhC consists of a square lattice of cylindric air holes in silicon. The TMZI includes two mirrors and two splitters. Lights propagate between them employing self-collimation effect. The two interferometer branches have different path lengths. Parts of the longer branch are infiltrated with a kind of liquid crystal (LC) whose ordinary and extraordinary refractive indices are 1.522 and 1.706, respectively. The transmission spectra at two MZI output ports are in the shape of sinusoidal curves and have a uniform peak spacing 0.0017c/a in the frequency range from 0.26c/a to 0.27c/a. When the effective refractive index n eff of the liquid crystal is increased from 1.522 to 1.706, the peaks shift to the lower frequencies over 0.0017c/a while the peak spacing is almost kept unchanged. So this TMZI can work as a tunble power splitter or an optical switch. For the central operating wavelength around 1550nm, its dimensions are only about tens of microns. So this device may be applied to photonic integrated circuits.

  17. Tunable Photonic Crystal Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Based on Self-collimation Effect

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    Chen, Xi-Yao; Li, Hui; Qiu, Yi-Shen; Wang, Yu-Fei; Ni, Bo

    2008-12-01

    A theoretical model for tunable Mach-Zehnder interferometers (TMZIs) constructed in a two-dimensional photonic crystal (2D PhC) is proposed. The 2D PhC consists of a square lattice of cylindric air holes in silicon. The TMZI includes two mirrors and two splitters. Light propagates between them employing a self-collimation effect. The two interferometer branches have different path lengths. Parts of the longer branch are infiltrated with a kind of liquid crystal (LC) with ordinary and extraordinary refractive indices 1.522 and 1.706, respectively. The transmission spectra at two TMZI output ports are in the shape of sinusoidal curves and have a uniform peak spacing 0.0017c/a in the frequency range from 0.26c/a to 0.27c/a. When the effective refractive index neff of the liquid crystal is increased from 1.522 to 1.706, the peaks shift to the lower frequencies over 0.0017c/a while the peak spacing is almost kept unchanged. Thus this TMZI can work as a tunable power splitter or an optical switch. For the central operating wavelength around 1550nm, its dimensions are only about tens of micron. Thus this device may be applied to photonic integrated circuits.

  18. Fast light in unbalanced low-loss Mach-Zehnder interferometers

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    Sánchez-Meroño, Aida; Sánchez-López, María del Mar; Arias, Julia

    2014-04-01

    An analytical approach is reported that describes previously observed fast-light regimes in linear and passive Mach-Zehnder interferometers (MZI) where the optical path difference is due to a different length of the branches. Approximate expressions are developed for the transmission coefficient and group delay spectral functions valid for frequencies close to the transmission minima ωmin, where these regimes occur. It is found that the group delay at ωmin verifies a simple scaling law. We demonstrate that slow light cannot arise in this system, and that tunneling and superluminal regimes appear only for low-loss devices, where the attenuation drives the change in the propagation regimes. The propagation of a sinusoidally modulated pulse train through the MZI is described, and relevant figures of merit, which are intrinsic to the system and universal for any operative spectral range, are determined. The theoretical approach is illustrated by simulations of a silicon-based interferometer designed for advancing pulses at 1.55 μm. Also, previously reported experimental results in the radiofrequency range are interpreted in the framework of the model.

  19. Creep events and creep noise in gravitational-wave interferometers: basic formalism and stationary limit

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    Levin, Yuri

    2012-01-01

    In gravitational-wave interferometers, test masses are suspended on thin fibers which experience considerable tension stress. Sudden microscopic stress release in a suspension fiber, which I call a 'creep event', would excite motion of the test mass that would be coupled to the interferometer's readout. The random test-mass motion due to a time-sequence of creep events is referred to as 'creep noise'. In this paper I present an elasto-dynamic calculation for the test-mass motion due to a creep event. I show that within a simple suspension model, the main coupling to the optical readout occurs via a combination of a "dc" horizontal displacement of the test mass, and excitation of the violin and pendulum modes, and not, as was thought previously, via lengthening of the fiber. When the creep events occur sufficiently frequently and their statistics is time-independent, the creep noise can be well-approximated by a stationary Gaussian random process. I derive the functional form of the creep noise spectral densit...

  20. Far-Infrared Space Interferometers: Future Windows on Star and Planet Formation

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    Leisawitz, David

    2004-01-01

    Far-IR space interferometers will provide observational access to a spectral region containing many important cooling and diagnostic spectral lines and the bulk of the thermal emission from dust at angular scales critical to advancing our understanding of the star and planet formation process. We will describe concepts for the Space Infrared Interferometric Telescope (SPIRIT) and the Submillimeter Probe of the Evolution of Cosmic Structure (SPECS). Both of these candidate NASA missions are imaging and spectral Michelson interferometers operating in the wavelength range -40 - 800 microns. SPIRIT, which could be launched in a decade as a NASA Origins Probe, is built on a deployable boom and has a maximum baseline length of -30 - 50 m, yielding sub-arcsecond resolution in the far-IR. SPIRIT will thus provide far-IR/sub-mm measurements complementary to the near- and mid-IR measurements obtainable with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and well matched to JWST observations in angular resolution. Ultimately SPECS, a NASA Vision Mission, will use formation flying to attain baseline lengths up to 1 km, and thus angular resolution comparable to that of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array. We will report preliminary results of the NASA-sponsored SPIRIT and SPECS mission studies, which are now underway.

  1. A high speed compact microwave interferometer for density fluctuation measurements in Sino-UNIted Spherical Tokamak

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    Zhong, H., E-mail: zhongh14@126.com; Tan, Y.; Liu, Y. Q.; Xie, H. Q.; Gao, Z. [Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2016-11-15

    A single-channel 3 mm interferometer has been developed for plasma density diagnostics in the Sino-UNIted Spherical Tokamak (SUNIST). The extremely compact microwave interferometer utilizes one corrugated feed horn antenna for both emitting and receiving the microwave. The beam path lies on the equatorial plane so the system would not suffer from beam path deflection problems due to the symmetry of the cross section. A focusing lens group and an oblique vacuum window are carefully designed to boost the signal to noise ratio, which allows this system to show good performance even with the small-diameter central column itself as a reflector, without a concave mirror. The whole system discards the reference leg for maximum compactness, which is particularly suitable for the small-sized tokamak. An auto-correcting algorithm is developed to calculate the phase evolution, and the result displays good phase stability of the whole system. The intermediate frequency is adjustable and can reach its full potential of 2 MHz for best temporal resolution. Multiple measurements during ohmic discharges proved the interferometer’s capability to track typical density fluctuations in SUNIST, which enables this system to be utilized in the study of MHD activities.

  2. New interferometric technique to measure the length (thickness) of opaque objects using a commercial interferometer

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    Suratkar, Amit R.; Davies, Angela D.; Farahi, Faramarz

    2007-09-01

    Wavelength scanning interferometry offers many advantages over traditional phase shifting interferometry, most significantly the elimination of mechanical movement of the part/s for phase modulation by implementing a tunable light source. Further, Fourier analysis on the interference time history enables this technique to accurately measure distances, treating the distance between two optical surfaces as an interferometric cavity. We propose to use a newly acquired wavelength scanning Fizeau interferometer from Zygo Corporation, the MST (Multiple Surface Transform) to explore the limits of absolute thickness metrology to measure an opaque cavity, such as a gauge block. While transparent cavities can be measured with ease in a Fizeau setup, opaque cavities need additional optics. A two mirror Sagnac configuration in conjunction with the interferometer from Zygo Corporation is used to measure the length (thickness) of a 1 inch gauge block. Current gauge block measurements rely on comparison methods to determine the fractional length with respect to a reference or master gauge block or use techniques which require the absolute length of the gauge block to be previously known. By using wavelength scanning interferometry, the absolute length of the gauge block can be determined directly within limits of the repeatability of the instrument. While other techniques implement a point by point approach for measurement or use interpolation methods, we simply use a large aperture to provide the thickness variation over the sample. Experimental results of a 1 inch gauge block along with an uncertainty estimate are discussed.

  3. Enhancement of vibration desensitising capability of iterative algorithms for phase-shifting interferometers

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    Liu, Qian; Yuan, Daocheng; He, Huabin

    2017-11-01

    The sensitivity of phase-shifting interferometers (PSIs) to vibration impairs their application in unsteady environment. Iterative algorithms were developed to desensitise the effect of vibration on PSIs, but their desensitising capability is restricted by the estimated initial value. In this paper, a spatial carrier-assisted method is proposed, in which a wavefront phase retrieved from an additional spatial-carrier interferogram is used as the initial value. Because of the benefits of spatial carrier, vibration immunity and sign determination, iteration could converge to accurate value even when interferometers are under severe vibration. To reduce the possibility of transverse movement of the measured surface, subsampling strategy is further proposed to decrease the required tilt angle, with the additional benefit of decreasing the calculation time of iteration. Computer simulations and experiments are performed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed method. Results indicate that the vibration desensitising capability of an iterative algorithm is significantly enhanced by the proposed method. The proposed method improves the vibration desensitising capability with low cost and is thus highly compatible.

  4. FPGA-Based Smart Sensor for Online Displacement Measurements Using a Heterodyne Interferometer

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    Vera-Salas, Luis Alberto; Moreno-Tapia, Sandra Veronica; Garcia-Perez, Arturo; de Jesus Romero-Troncoso, Rene; Osornio-Rios, Roque Alfredo; Serroukh, Ibrahim; Cabal-Yepez, Eduardo

    2011-01-01

    The measurement of small displacements on the nanometric scale demands metrological systems of high accuracy and precision. In this context, interferometer-based displacement measurements have become the main tools used for traceable dimensional metrology. The different industrial applications in which small displacement measurements are employed requires the use of online measurements, high speed processes, open architecture control systems, as well as good adaptability to specific process conditions. The main contribution of this work is the development of a smart sensor for large displacement measurement based on phase measurement which achieves high accuracy and resolution, designed to be used with a commercial heterodyne interferometer. The system is based on a low-cost Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) allowing the integration of several functions in a single portable device. This system is optimal for high speed applications where online measurement is needed and the reconfigurability feature allows the addition of different modules for error compensation, as might be required by a specific application. PMID:22164040

  5. Quasi-optical analysis of a far-infrared spatio-spectral space interferometer concept

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    Bracken, C.; O'Sullivan, C.; Murphy, J. A.; Donohoe, A.; Savini, G.; Lightfoot, J.; Juanola-Parramon, R.; Fisica Consortium

    2016-07-01

    FISICA (Far-Infrared Space Interferometer Critical Assessment) was a three year study of a far-infrared spatio-spectral double-Fourier interferometer concept. One of the aims of the FISICA study was to set-out a baseline optical design for such a system, and to use a model of the system to simulate realistic telescope beams for use with an end-to-end instrument simulator. This paper describes a two-telescope (and hub) baseline optical design that fulfils the requirements of the FISICA science case, while minimising the optical mass of the system. A number of different modelling techniques were required for the analysis: fast approximate simulation tools such as ray tracing and Gaussian beam methods were employed for initial analysis, with GRASP physical optics used for higher accuracy in the final analysis. Results are shown for the predicted far-field patterns of the telescope primary mirrors under illumination by smooth walled rectangular feed horns. Far-field patterns for both on-axis and off-axis detectors are presented and discussed.

  6. Multiple-image encryption based on compressive holography using a multiple-beam interferometer

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    Wan, Yuhong; Wu, Fan; Yang, Jinghuan; Man, Tianlong

    2015-05-01

    Multiple-image encryption techniques not only improve the encryption capacity but also facilitate the transmission and storage of the ciphertext. We present a new method of multiple-image encryption based on compressive holography with enhanced data security using a multiple-beam interferometer. By modifying the Mach-Zehnder interferometer, the interference of multiple object beams and unique reference beam is implemented for encrypting multiple images simultaneously into one hologram. The original images modulated with the random phase masks are put in different positions with different distance away from the CCD camera. Each image plays the role of secret key for other images to realize the mutual encryption. Four-step phase shifting technique is combined with the holographic recording. The holographic recording is treated as a compressive sensing process, thus the decryption process is inverted as a minimization problem and the two-step iterative shrinkage/thresholding algorithm (TwIST) is employed to solve this optimization problem. The simulated results about multiple binary and grayscale images encryption are demonstrated to verify the validity and robustness of our proposed method.

  7. Projected constraints on the dispersion of gravitational waves using advanced ground- and space-based interferometers

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    Samajdar, Anuradha; Arun, K. G.

    2017-11-01

    Certain alternative theories of gravity predict that gravitational waves will disperse as they travel from the source to the observer. The recent binary black hole observations by Advanced-LIGO have set limits on a modified dispersion relation from the constraints on their effects on gravitational-wave propagation. Using an identical modified dispersion, of the form E2=p2c2+A pαcα , where A denotes the magnitude of dispersion and E and p are the energy and momentum of the gravitational wave, we estimate the projected constraints on the modified dispersion from observations of compact binary mergers by third-generation ground-based detectors such as the Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer as well as the space-based detector Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. We find that third-generation detectors would bound dispersion of gravitational waves much better than their second-generation counterparts. The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, with its extremely good low-frequency sensitivity, would place stronger constraints than the ground-based detectors for α ≤1 , whereas for α >1 , the bounds are weaker. We also study the effect of the spins of the compact binary constituents on the bounds.

  8. Profiling wrist pulse from skin surface by Advanced Vibrometer Interferometer Device

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    Lee, Hao-Xiang; Lee, Shu-Sheng; Hsu, Yu-Hsiang; Lee, Chih-Kung

    2017-02-01

    With global trends in population aging, the need to decrease and prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease has drawn a great attention. The traditional cuff-based upper arm sphygmomanometer is still the standard method to retrieve blood pressure information for diagnostics. However, this method is not easy to be adapted by patients and is not comfortable enough to perform a long term monitoring process. In order to correlate the beating profile of the arterial pulse on the wrist skin, an Advanced Vibrometer Interferometer Device (AVID) is adopted in this study to measure the vibration amplitude of skin and compare it with blood pressure measured from the upper arm. The AVID system can measure vibration and remove the directional ambiguity by using circular polarization interferometer technique with two orthogonal polarized light beams. The displacement resolution of the system is nearly 1.0 nm and the accuracy is experimentally verified. Using an optical method to quantify wrist pule, it provides a means to perform cuff-less, noninvasive and continuous measurement. In this paper, the correlations between the amplitude of skin vibration and the actual blood pressure is studied. The success of this method could potentially set the foundation of blood pressure monitor system based on optical approaches.

  9. Comparative measurements of piezoelectric coefficient of PZT films by Berlincourt, interferometer, and vibrometer methods.

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    Huang, Zhaorong; Zhang, Qi; Corkovic, Silvana; Dorey, Robert; Whatmore, Roger W

    2006-12-01

    Chemical solution deposition (CSD) techniques were used to prepare lead zirconate (Zr) titanate (Ti) (PZT) thin films with Zr/Ti ratios of 30/70 and 52/48. Usually CSD processing is restricted to making crack-free, single-layer films of 70-nm thick, but modifications to the sol-gel process have permitted the fabrication of dense, crack-free, single layers up to 200 to 300 nm thick, which can be built-up into layers up to 3-microm thick. Thicker PZT films (> 2-microm single layer) can be produced by using a composite sol-gel/ceramic process. Knowledge of the electroactive properties of these materials is essential for modeling and design of novel micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, but accurate measurement of these properties is by no means straightforward. A novel, double-beam, common-path laser interferometer has been developed to measure the longitudinal (d33) piezoelectric coefficient in films; the results were compared with the values obtained by Berlin-court and laser scanning vibrometer methods. It was found that, for thin-film samples, the d(33,f) values obtained from the Berlincourt method are usually larger: than those obtained from the interferometer and the vibrometer methods; the reasons for this are discussed.

  10. Improved synthetic-heterodyne Michelson interferometer vibrometer using phase and gain control feedback.

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    Galeti, José Henrique; Kitano, Cláudio; Connelly, Michael J

    2015-12-10

    Synthetic-heterodyne demodulation is a useful technique for dynamic displacement and velocity measurement using interferometric sensors as it can provide an output signal which is immune to interferometric drift. With the advent of cost effective, high-speed real-time signal processing systems and software, processing of the complex signals encountered in interferometry has become more feasible. In conventional synthetic-heterodyne demodulation schemes, to obtain the dynamic displacement or vibration of the object under test requires knowledge of the interferometer visibility and also the argument of two Bessel functions. In this paper, a new synthetic-heterodyne demodulation method is described leading to an expression for the dynamic displacement and velocity of the object under test that is significantly less sensitive to the received optical power. In addition, the application of two independent phase and gain feedback loops is used to compensate for the nonideal gain and phase response of the anti-aliasing filter required for the signal acquisition of the received wideband interferometer signal. The efficacy of the improved system is demonstrated by measuring the displacement sensitivity frequency response and linearity of a Piezoelectric Mirror-Shifter (PMS) over a range of 200 Hz-9 kHz. In addition, the system is used to measure the response of the PMS to triangular and impulse type stimuli. The experimental results show excellent agreement with measurements taken using two independent industry standard calibration methods.

  11. Measuring ultra-sonic in-plane vibrations with the scanning confocal heterodyne interferometer

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    Rembe, C.; Ur-Rehman, F.; Heimes, F.; Boedecker, S.; Dräbenstedt, A.

    2010-05-01

    The advanced progress in miniaturization technologies of mechanical systems and structures has led to a growing demand of measurement tools for three-dimensional vibrations at ultra-high frequencies. Particularly radio-frequency, micro-electro-mechanical (RF-MEM) technology is a planar technology and, thus, the resonating structures are much larger in lateral dimensions compared to the height. Consequently, most ultra-high-frequency devices have larger inplane vibration amplitudes than out-of-plane amplitudes. Recently, we have presented a heterodyne interferometer for vibration frequencies up to 1.2 GHz. In this paper we demonstrate a new method to extract broad-bandwidth spectra of in-plane vibrations with our new heterodyne interferometer. To accomplish this goal we have combined heterodyne interferometry, scanning vibrometry, edge-knife technique, amplitude demodulation, and digital-image processing. With our experimental setup we can realize in-plane vibration measurements up to 600 MHz. We will also show our first measurements of a broad-bandwidth, in-plane vibration around 200 MHz. Our in-plane and out-of-plane vibration measurements are phase-correlated and, therefore, our technique is suitable for broad-bandwidth, full-3D vibration measurements of ultrasonic microdevices.

  12. Development and design of a nonmagnetic and nonconducting interferometer optical system

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    Burns, S. R.; Peebles, W. A.; Brooksby, C. A.; Rice, B. W.

    1988-08-01

    The use of a 0.185-mm far-infrared (FIR) laser interferometer on MTX required the design and development of optical components which are nonmagnetic and nonconducting. This arose from the requirement that the path length of the FIR interferometer not change by more than (1)/(50) of a wavelength during the half-second plasma pulse. The time-dependent stray magnetic fields, 7000-400 G over the optical table area, generate strong eddy current forces which would produce path length changes greater than the design criteria if the components were metallic. Thus, the optical tower which supports the optical tables, one above and one below the tokamak, is a composite structure of 304 stainless steel and G-10 fiberglass. Also, the optical table and components are made of G-10 with a minimum of 304 stainless-steel parts to avoid eddy current forces and maintain structural rigidity. The design criteria of the optical components are discussed with a comparison of suitable materials. A discussion of the process which was developed to fabricate plastic parabolic beam expanding and focusing mirrors with a metallized reflective surface is presented. The mixer and electronics enclosure design minimizes eddy current forces by use of printed circuit board material while maintaining excellent EMI/RFI shielding.

  13. The complex and quaternionic quantum bit from relativity of simultaneity on an interferometer

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    Garner, Andrew J. P.; Müller, Markus P.; Dahlsten, Oscar C. O.

    2017-12-01

    The patterns of fringes produced by an interferometer have long been important testbeds for our best contemporary theories of physics. Historically, interference has been used to contrast quantum mechanics with classical physics, but recently experiments have been performed that test quantum theory against even more exotic alternatives. A physically motivated family of theories are those where the state space of a two-level system is given by a sphere of arbitrary dimension. This includes classical bits, and real, complex and quaternionic quantum theory. In this paper, we consider relativity of simultaneity (i.e. that observers may disagree about the order of events at different locations) as applied to a two-armed interferometer, and show that this forbids most interference phenomena more complicated than those of complex quantum theory. If interference must depend on some relational property of the setting (such as path difference), then relativity of simultaneity will limit state spaces to standard complex quantum theory, or a subspace thereof. If this relational assumption is relaxed, we find one additional theory compatible with relativity of simultaneity: quaternionic quantum theory. Our results have consequences for current laboratory interference experiments: they have to be designed carefully to avoid rendering beyond-quantum effects invisible by relativity of simultaneity.

  14. Application of a laser interferometer skin-friction meter in complex flows

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    Monson, D. J.; Driver, D. M.; Szodruch, J.

    1981-01-01

    The application of a nonintrusive laser-interferometer skin-friction meter, which measures skin friction with a remotely located laser interferometer that monitors the thickness change of a thin oil film, is extended both experimentally and theoretically to several complex wind-tunnel flows. These include two-dimensional seperated and reattached subsonic flows with large pressure and shear gradients, and two and three-dimensional supersonic flows at high Reynolds number, which include variable wall temperatures and cross-flows. In addition, it is found that the instrument can provide an accurate location of the mean reattachment length for separated flows. Results show that levels up to 120 N/sq m, or 40 times higher than previous tests, can be obtained, despite encountering some limits to the method for very high skin-friction levels. It is concluded that these results establish the utility of this instrument for measuring skin friction in a wide variety of flows of interest in aerodynamic testing.

  15. Software-aided discussion about classical picture of Mach–Zehnder interferometer

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    Cavalcanti, C. J. H.; Ostermann, F.; Lima, N. W.; Netto, J. S.

    2017-11-01

    The Mach–Zehnder interferometer has played an important role both in quantum and classical physics research over the years. In physics education, it has been used as a didactic tool for quantum physics teaching, allowing fundamental concepts, such as particle–wave duality, to be addressed from the very beginning. For a student to understand the novelties of the quantum scenario, it is first worth introducing the classical picture. In this paper, we introduce a new version of the software developed by our research group to deepen the discussion on the classical picture of the Mach–Zehnder interferometer. We present its equivalence with the double slit experiment and we derive the mathematical expressions relating to the interference pattern. We also explore the concept of visibility (which is very important for understanding wave–particle complementarity in quantum physics) to help students become familiar with this experiment and to enhance their knowledge of its counterintuitive aspects. We use the software articulated by the mathematical formalism and phenomenological features. We also present excerpts of the discursive interactions of students using the software in didactic situations.

  16. Controller-area-network bus control and monitor system for a radio astronomy interferometer.

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    Woody, David P; Wiitala, Bradley; Scott, Stephen L; Lamb, James W; Lawrence, Ronald P; Giovanine, Curt; Fredsti, Sancar J; Beard, Andrew; Pryke, Clem; Loh, Michael; Greer, Christopher H; Cartwright, John K; Gutierrez-Kraybill, Colby; Bolatto, Alberto D; Muchovej, Stephen J C

    2007-09-01

    We describe the design and implementation of a controller-area-network bus (CANbus) monitor and control system for a millimeter wave interferometer. The Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA) is a 15-antenna connected-element interferometer for astronomical imaging, created by the merger of two university observatories. Its new control system relies on a central computer supervising a variety of subsystem computers, many of which control distributed intelligent nodes over CANbus. Subsystems are located in the control building and in individual antennas and communicate with the central computer via Ethernet. Each of the CAN modules has a very specific function, such as reading an antenna encoder or tuning an oscillator. Hardware for the modules was based on a core design including a commercial CANbus-enabled single-board computer and some standard circuitry for interfacing to peripherals. Hardware elements were added or changed as necessary for the specific module types. Similarly, a base set of embedded code was implemented for essential common functions such as CAN message handling and time keeping and extended to implement the required functionality for the different hardware. Using a standard CAN messaging protocol designed to fit the requirements of CARMA and a well-defined interface to the high-level software allowed separate development of high-level code and embedded code with minimal integration problems. Over 30 module types have been implemented and successfully deployed in CARMA, which is now delivering excellent new science data.

  17. Partially reduced graphene oxide based FRET on fiber-optic interferometer for biochemical detection.

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    Yao, B C; Wu, Y; Yu, C B; He, J R; Rao, Y J; Gong, Y; Fu, F; Chen, Y F; Li, Y R

    2016-03-24

    Fluorescent resonance energy transfer (FRET) with naturally exceptional selectivity is a powerful technique and widely used in chemical and biomedical analysis. However, it is still challenging for conventional FRET to perform as a high sensitivity compact sensor. Here we propose a novel 'FRET on Fiber' concept, in which a partially reduced graphene oxide (prGO) film is deposited on a fiber-optic modal interferometer, acting as both the fluorescent quencher for the FRET and the sensitive cladding for optical phase measurement due to refractive index changes in biochemical detection. The target analytes induced fluorescence recovery with good selectivity and optical phase shift with high sensitivity are measured simultaneously. The functionalized prGO film coated on the fiber-optic interferometer shows high sensitivities for the detections of metal ion, dopamine and single-stranded DNA (ssDNA), with detection limits of 1.2 nM, 1.3 μM and 1 pM, respectively. Such a prGO based 'FRET on fiber' configuration, bridging the FRET and the fiber-optic sensing technology, may serve as a platform for the realization of series of integrated 'FRET on Fiber' sensors for on-line environmental, chemical, and biomedical detection, with excellent compactness, high sensitivity, good selectivity and fast response.

  18. A single-layer, planar, optofluidic Mach–Zehnder interferometer for label-free detection†

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    Lapsley, Michael Ian; Chiang, I.-Kao; Zheng, Yue Bing; Ding, Xiaoyun; Mao, Xiaole

    2014-01-01

    We have developed a planar, optofluidic Mach–Zehnder interferometer for the label-free detection of liquid samples. In contrast to most on-chip interferometers which require complex fabrication, our design was realized via a simple, single-layer soft lithography fabrication process. In addition, a single-wavelength laser source and a silicon photodetector were the only optical equipment used for data collection. The device was calibrated using published data for the refractive index of calcium chloride (CaCl2) in solution, and the biosensing capabilities of the device were tested by detecting bovine serum albumin (BSA). Our design enables a refractometer with a low limit of detection (1.24 × 10−4 refractive index units (RIU)), low variability (1 × 10−4 RIU), and high sensitivity (927.88 oscillations per RIU). This performance is comparable to state-of-the-art optofluidic refractometers that involve complex fabrication processes and/or expensive, bulky optics. The advantages of our device (i.e. simple fabrication process, straightforward optical equipment, low cost, and high detection sensitivity) make it a promising candidate for future mass-producible, inexpensive, highly sensitive, label-free optical detection systems. PMID:21479332

  19. Optical fiber axial micro-displacement sensor based on Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

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    Shen, Changyu; Wang, Youqing; Chu, Jinlei; Lu, Yanfang; Li, Yi; Dong, Xinyong

    2014-12-29

    A Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) based fiber axial micro-displacement sensor was proposed. The MZI was constructed by a bowknot-type taper (BTT) combining with a fiber core-offset between two single mode fibers (SMFs). The axial micro-displacement of the core offset is correlated with the MZI transmission spectrum and varied with the interferometer arm length. For the arm length L of 12, 18, 24 and 30 mm, the proposed sensors showed high sensitivity of -0.362 dB/μm, -0.385 dB/μm, -0.332 dB/μm and -0.235dB/μm, and temperature errors of -0.056 dB/°C, -0.036 dB/°C, -0.044 dB/°C, -0.048 dB/°C, respectively. The theoretical simulations of the energy distributions were also given. The obtained sensitivity of -0.385 dB/μm is about 150 times high than that of the current similar existing axial micro-displacement sensor.

  20. Temperature sensing setup based on an aluminum coated Mach-Zehnder Interferometer

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    Pacheco-Chacón, Eliana I.; Gallegos-Arellano, E.; Sierra-Hernandez, Juan M.; Rojas-Laguna, Roberto; Estudillo-Ayala, Julian M.; Hernandez, Emmanuel; Jauregui-Vazquez, D.; Hernandez-Garcia, J. C.

    2017-05-01

    In this paper a temperature sensing setup based on a Photonic Crystal Fiber (PCF) Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI), coated with aluminum is proposed. Here, this interferometer is fabricated through the concatenation of two sections of Single Mode Fiber (SMF) with a segment of PCF between them. The SMF-PCF joint acts as beam splitter causing the excitement of PCF's, both cladding and fundamental core modes. In the PCF-SMF union, the cladding modes couple again to the core of the SMF, and interfere with the fundamental core mode, this interaction results in an interference pattern spectrum. Moreover, the MZI was coated with aluminum, using the evaporation technique. By adding a thin metal layer to the PCF section, the general thermal coefficient of the structure changes, enhancing the sensitivity of the device. Experimental results show that a visibility of 13 dBm can be obtained and a sensitivity of 250 pm/°C. Finally, the proposed structure is simple, cost effective and easy to fabricate.