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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2327–2329

Versatile second-harmonic interferometer with high temporal resolution and high sensitivity based on a continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser

Fernando Brandi and Francesco Giammanco  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 16, pp. 2327-2329 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002327


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Abstract

A second-harmonic interferometer based on a CW Nd:YAG laser is presented. The versatile device measures the line-integrated dispersion at the fundamental and second-harmonic wavelengths. A temporal resolution of 1.25 μ s with sensitivity of 1.3 mrad and a temporal resolution of 10 μ s with sensitivity of 0.3 mrad are demonstrated for a laser power of 0.6 W . For a laser power of only 150 mW a temporal resolution of 10 μ s with sensitivity of 1 mrad is reported.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.2170) General : Equipment and techniques
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2007
Published: August 2, 2007

Citation
Fernando Brandi and Francesco Giammanco, "Versatile second-harmonic interferometer with high temporal resolution and high sensitivity based on a continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 2327-2329 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-16-2327

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