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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3144–3149

Electro-optic heterodyne interferometer

Wen-Kai Kuo, Jen-Yu Kuo, and Cheng-Yung Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 16, pp. 3144-3149 (2007)

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We propose a new configuration for using a triangle-wave signal to drive the electro-optic modulator in an electro-optic heterodyne interferometer system. The new configuration is adapted to measure the phase retardation of a wave plate and the optical rotation angle of a chiral medium. By adding optic elements, the second-harmonic component amplitude of the interferometer photodetector output signal became proportional to the phase retardation or optical rotation angle of the samples being tested.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2007
Published: May 15, 2007

Wen-Kai Kuo, Jen-Yu Kuo, and Cheng-Yung Huang, "Electro-optic heterodyne interferometer," Appl. Opt. 46, 3144-3149 (2007)

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