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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1989
  • pp: 3657–3661

Characteristics of laser diodes for interferometric use

Yanong Ning, K. T. V. Grattan, B. T. Meggitt, and A. W. Palmer  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 17, pp. 3657-3661 (1989)

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Low-coherence-length light from laser diode sources has applications in extending the useful range of interferometric fiber optic sensors. The characteristics of two commercial low-coherence laser diodes were investigated and compared with theoretical models to determine the operational characteristics of the devices. Reasonable trends in the comparison were seen.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 22, 1988
Published: September 1, 1989

Yanong Ning, K. T. V. Grattan, B. T. Meggitt, and A. W. Palmer, "Characteristics of laser diodes for interferometric use," Appl. Opt. 28, 3657-3661 (1989)

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