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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2000
  • pp: 3638–3643

Phase-sensitive reflection technique for characterization of a Fabry–Perot interferometer

Bram J. J. Slagmolen, Malcolm B. Gray, Karl G. Baigent, and David E. McClelland  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 21, pp. 3638-3643 (2000)

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Using a radio frequency coherent modulation and demodulation technique, we explicitly measure both the amplitude and the phase response of Fabry–Perot interferometers in reflection. This allows us to differentiate clearly between overcoupled and undercoupled cavities and allows a detailed measurement of the full width at half-maximum, the free spectral range, and the finesse of the cavities.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

Original Manuscript: October 5, 1999
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2000
Published: July 20, 2000

Bram J. J. Slagmolen, Malcolm B. Gray, Karl G. Baigent, and David E. McClelland, "Phase-sensitive reflection technique for characterization of a Fabry–Perot interferometer," Appl. Opt. 39, 3638-3643 (2000)

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