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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 5210–5215

Characterization of scattering in an optical Fabry–Perot resonator

Thijs Klaassen, Martin P. van Exter, and J. P. Woerdman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 22, pp. 5210-5215 (2007)

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Roughness-induced scattering affects the performance of a resonator. We study the scattering of a single mirror first and compare the result with the losses of a two-mirror Fabry–Perot resonator. Besides some standard tools to characterize the losses, a new method based on the spectrally averaged transmission is introduced.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements

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Original Manuscript: December 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2007
Published: July 9, 2007

Thijs Klaassen, Martin P. van Exter, and J. P. Woerdman, "Characterization of scattering in an optical Fabry-Perot resonator," Appl. Opt. 46, 5210-5215 (2007)

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