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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 22254–22259

A high spectral sensitivity interferometer based on the dispersive property of the semiconductor GaAs

YuanXue Cai, YunDong Zhang, ChaoBo Yang, BoShi Dang, Jinfang Wang, and Ping Yuan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 22254-22259 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.022254


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Abstract

We develop an interferometer which has high spectral sensitivity based on the dispersive property of the semiconductor GaAs in the near-infrared region. Our experiment demonstrates that the spectral sensitivity could be greatly enhanced by adding a slow light medium into the interferometer and is proportional to the group index of the material. Subsequently the factors which influence the spectral sensitivity of the interferometer are analyzed. Moreover, we provide potential applications of such interferometers using the dispersive property of semiconductor in whole infrared region.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear
(300.6470) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, semiconductors

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2009
Published: November 20, 2009

Citation
YuanXue Cai, YunDong Zhang, ChaoBo Yang, BoShi Dang, Jinfang Wang, and Ping Yuan, "A high spectral sensitivity interferometer based on the dispersive property of the semiconductor GaAs," Opt. Express 17, 22254-22259 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-24-22254


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