Thermal phase noise in optical interferometry can be compensated by exploiting coherence for underlying stochastic displacements and strains. The phase upon reflection from a fluctuating mirror’s surface can thereby have reduced sensitivity to thermal noise.
© 2009 The Optical Society
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
H. J. Kimble, B. L. Lev, and J. Ye, "Optical Interferometers with Reduced Sensitivity to Thermal Noise," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CWI1.