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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 31, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 1992
  • pp: 881–884

Zeeman laser interferometer errors for high-precision measurements

Yi Xie and Yi-zun Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 881-884 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.000881


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Abstract

We present a theoretical analysis of the errors of a Zeeman laser interferometer due to the nonorthogonally elliptic polarizations of laser modes. The polarizations make the measured Doppler frequency-shift signal become a modulated and nonharmonic signal and make the phase shift unstable and nonrepeatable when the signal is measured by a phasemeter. If the orthogonality error between two major axes of the laser polarizations is 6°, the relative errors of the phasemeter output will exceed 200% when the measured phase shift is changed from −16.2° to +3.5°. We also introduce a way to eliminate the errors.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 1990
Published: March 1, 1992

Citation
Yi Xie and Yi-zun Wu, "Zeeman laser interferometer errors for high-precision measurements," Appl. Opt. 31, 881-884 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-7-881


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