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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2006–2008

Picometer detection by adaptive holographic interferometry in a liquid-crystal light valve

U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and J. P. Huignard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 2006-2008 (2009)

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The large dispersive properties and the narrow frequency bandwidth of the two-wave mixing in a liquid-crystal light valve is used to realize an adaptive holographic interferometer in the Raman–Nath regime. We report experimental observation of picometer periodic displacements and estimate the theoretical signal-to-noise ratio and the minimum quantum-noise-limited detectable displacement.

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(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

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Original Manuscript: May 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2009
Published: June 26, 2009

U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and J. P. Huignard, "Picometer detection by adaptive holographic interferometry in a liquid-crystal light valve," Opt. Lett. 34, 2006-2008 (2009)

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