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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2004
  • pp: 4659–4666

Exact analysis of low-finesse multimode fiber extrinsic Fabry-Perot interferometers

Ming Han and Anbo Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 24, pp. 4659-4666 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.004659


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Abstract

A straightforward theory is presented to accurately model the light inferences in a low-finesse multimode fiber extrinsic Fabry-Perot (FP) interferometer. The effect on the fringe visibility of the gap length, sensor structure imperfections, and modal power distributions is explored. The analysis is particularly useful in the design and optimization of sensors that use an extrinsic FP cavity as the sensing element.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

History
Original Manuscript: January 19, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2004
Published: August 20, 2004

Citation
Ming Han and Anbo Wang, "Exact analysis of low-finesse multimode fiber extrinsic Fabry-Perot interferometers," Appl. Opt. 43, 4659-4666 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-24-4659


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