The high sensitivity of the eigenstates of a large-finesse passive Fabry – Perot cavity is used to measure the residual anisotropy of supermirrors at strictly normal incidence. An experimental demonstration leads to the measurement of phase retardances of the order of 10−6 rad.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 20, 1995
Published: April 1, 1995
David Jacob, Martial Oger, Marc Vallet, Fabien Bretenaker, and Albert Le Floch, "Supermirror phase anisotropy measurement," Opt. Lett. 20, 671-673 (1995)