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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2240–2245

Dynamic light scattering by using self-mixing interferometry with a laser diode

Christian Zakian, Mark Dickinson, and Terence King  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 10, pp. 2240-2245 (2006)

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The power spectrum of the laser intensity is studied when optical feedback in a laser diode is used as a sensing configuration for dynamic light-scattering experiments. We present a theory that relates the power spectrum obtained from standard dynamic light-scattering theory to the intensity power spectrum of the laser. This theory provides a concise description of this sensing technique, also known as self-mixing interferometry, when it is applied to Doppler shift and line-broadening measurements of the backscattered field.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.3700) Scattering : Linewidth

ToC Category:
Photon Correlation and Scattering

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2005

Christian Zakian, Mark Dickinson, and Terence King, "Dynamic light scattering by using self-mixing interferometry with a laser diode," Appl. Opt. 45, 2240-2245 (2006)

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