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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2005
  • pp: 765–769

Continued analysis of optical frequency-modulated continuous-wave interference

Jesse Zheng  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 5, pp. 765-769 (2005)

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I continue to analyze systematically the theory of optical frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) interference. Two special cases, multiple-beam optical FMCW interference and multiple-wavelength optical FMCW interference, are discussed in detail. Multiple-beam optical FMCW interference generates a signal with multiple frequencies because of mutual interference among the waves. Multiple-wavelength optical FMCW interference produces a signal whose amplitude is modulated by a synthetic wave. The applications of both types of optical FMCW interference are also discussed.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 3, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2004
Published: February 10, 2005

Jesse Zheng, "Continued analysis of optical frequency-modulated continuous-wave interference," Appl. Opt. 44, 765-769 (2005)

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