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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2007
  • pp: 669–675

Stable, tunable calibration source for large-beam optical systems

Todd G. Ulmer, Amy C. Raudenbush, and Vicky Loriaux  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 5, pp. 669-675 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.000669


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Abstract

An optical calibration source for free-space systems with large beams is presented. It produces a 2 W, 370   mm beam tunable from 1545 1570   nm with a wavefront error of < λ / 15 peak to valley and < 0.013 λ rms at 1550   nm , power stability of < ± 0.02   dB , arbitrarily selected polarization, and polarization stability of < ± 1 ° / h in orientation and < ± 0.02 / h in ellipticity.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(350.4800) Other areas of optics : Optical standards and testing

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: July 31, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 1, 2006
Published: January 25, 2007

Citation
Todd G. Ulmer, Amy C. Raudenbush, and Vicky Loriaux, "Stable, tunable calibration source for large-beam optical systems," Appl. Opt. 46, 669-675 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-5-669

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