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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1992
  • pp: 1322–1327

Coherence length modulation of a multimode laser diode in a dual Michelson interferometer configuration

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


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1322-1327 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.001322


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Abstract

The use of a multimode (compact-disk type) laser diode in a dual Michelson interferometer arrangement is investigated, both theoretically and experimentally, by using the technique of coherence length modulation. A reproducible way of shifting the interference regions is considered for the potential use of the technique in optical sensors, for flow or distance measurement.

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Original Manuscript: May 8, 1990
Published: March 20, 1992

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Y. N. Ning, K. T. V. Grattan, A. W. Palmer, and B. T. Meggitt, "Coherence length modulation of a multimode laser diode in a dual Michelson interferometer configuration," Appl. Opt. 31, 1322-1327 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-9-1322


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