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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1991
  • pp: 344–351

Fabry-Perot effects in the exponential decay and phase shift reflectivity measurement methods

Michel Billardon, Marie Emmanuelle Couprie, Jean Michel Ortega, and Michel Velghe  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 344-351 (1991)

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The exponential decay and phase shift reflectivity measurement methods are examined for a real optical cavity, i.e., one that includes mechanical vibrations and light source fluctuations in wavelength and amplitude. We compare the two methods and examine the problems inherent in each and present methods for overcoming these. Both methods are shown to be excellent for measuring high reflectivity cavity losses (particularly for the free electron laser case) although suitable precautions should be taken.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 20, 1989
Published: January 20, 1991

Michel Billardon, Marie Emmanuelle Couprie, Jean Michel Ortega, and Michel Velghe, "Fabry-Perot effects in the exponential decay and phase shift reflectivity measurement methods," Appl. Opt. 30, 344-351 (1991)

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