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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1997
  • pp: 8862–8870

Contrast analysis for a fiber-optic white-light interferometric system

Władysław A. Woźniak, Piotr Kurzynowski, Wacław Urbańczyk, and Wojtek J. Bock  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 34, pp. 8862-8870 (1997)

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The behavior of a system of fiber-optic white-light interferometric sensors is analyzed. Analytical expressions for contrasts of all the interference patterns that may occur at the setup’s output are derived as a function of coupling coefficients between successive sensors. Two cases of exemplary systems consisting of highly birefringent optical fibers, one with nondichroic the other with some polarizing fibers, are analyzed.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 10, 1997
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 1997
Published: December 1, 1997

Władysław A. Woźniak, Piotr Kurzynowski, Wacław Urbańczyk, and Wojtek J. Bock, "Contrast analysis for a fiber-optic white-light interferometric system," Appl. Opt. 36, 8862-8870 (1997)

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