Nanometer vibration analysis of a target has been demonstrated by a self-aligned optical feedback vibrometry technique that uses a laser-diode-pumped microchip solid-state laser. The laser output waveform, which was modulated through interference between a lasing field and an extremely weak (<- 100-dB) frequency-modulated (FM) feedback field, was analyzed by the Hilbert transformation to yield the vibration waveform of the target. Experimental signal characteristics have been reproduced by numerical simulations. Real-time vibration measurement has also been achieved with a simple FM demodulation circuit.
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Kenju Otsuka, Kazutaka Abe, Jing-Yuan Ko, and Tsong-Shin Lim, "Real-time nanometer-vibration measurement with a self-mixing microchip solid-state laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 1339-1341 (2002)