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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2723–2730

Optical frequency-modulated continuous-wave interferometers

Jesse Zheng  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 12, pp. 2723-2730 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.002723


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Abstract

I discuss optical frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) interferometers, including their principles, characteristics, specific requirements, procedure for their construction, optical configurations, primary applications, optical sources, resolution, measurement range, and stability.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

History
Original Manuscript: May 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2005

Citation
Jesse Zheng, "Optical frequency-modulated continuous-wave interferometers," Appl. Opt. 45, 2723-2730 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-12-2723


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