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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 10019–10024

Laser feedback interferometry based on high density cosine-like intensity fringes with phase quasi-quadrature

Zhaoli Zeng, Shulian Zhang, and Yidong Tan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 10019-10024 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.010019


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Abstract

A novel laser feedback interferometry based on high-order feedback is presented and realized for the first time. The interferometer uses a birefringence dual frequency laser and a tilted feedback mirror with high amplitude reflectivity to generate high density cosine-like optical fringes. These optical fringes have nanoscale resolution. Particularly, phase quasi-quadrature between the dual frequency fringes is obtained because of the phase shift caused by the changes of external optical path length. This phase characteristic can be used to distinguish the direction of movement easily. Under typical room conditions, the system’s resolution is 0.51nm in 850μm range, and its 2 min displacement accuracy is 5nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1340) Lasers and laser optics : Atomic gas lasers
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2013
Published: April 15, 2013

Citation
Zhaoli Zeng, Shulian Zhang, and Yidong Tan, "Laser feedback interferometry based on high density cosine-like intensity fringes with phase quasi-quadrature," Opt. Express 21, 10019-10024 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-8-10019


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