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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2009
  • pp: 2027–2036

Method for enhancing the contrast in a neutron interferometer using magnetic birefringence

Kaoru Taketani  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 11, pp. 2027-2036 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.002027


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Abstract

We report a new method that uses magnetic birefringence to enhance the contrast in a neutron interferometer. We performed model calculations for interference-fringe contrast in a Mach–Zehnder-type neutron interferometer with an improperly aligned multilayer mirror and inhomogeneous magnetic fields. Our calculations showed that, by using inhomogeneous magnetic fields, we could recover the decreased contrast caused by the improper alignment of the mirrors.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(220.1140) Optical design and fabrication : Alignment
(120.1088) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Adaptive interferometry
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: December 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2009
Published: April 1, 2009

Citation
Kaoru Taketani, "Method for enhancing the contrast in a neutron interferometer using magnetic birefringence," Appl. Opt. 48, 2027-2036 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-11-2027


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