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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3109–3113

Responses of simple optical standing wave sensors

Victor-Otto de Haan, Rudi Santbergen, Martijn Tijssen, and Miro Zeman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 16, pp. 3109-3113 (2012)

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Optical standing wave sensors have been manufactured by amorphous silicon deposition. The responses of these sensors, when subjected to standing waves, have been calculated and measured. It is shown that the responses are different depending on the way the standing wave is created. The responses also depend on the thickness and material properties of the layers used to create the sensors. Quantitative agreement between measurements and model calculations can be obtained by including alignment errors, incoherent light interaction and scaling factors. The simple construction of the sensors allows for a broad application range.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5160) Optical devices : Photodetectors
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(250.0040) Optoelectronics : Detectors

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2012
Published: May 21, 2012

Victor-Otto de Haan, Rudi Santbergen, Martijn Tijssen, and Miro Zeman, "Responses of simple optical standing wave sensors," Appl. Opt. 51, 3109-3113 (2012)

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