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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2775–2777

Experimental observation of pulse trains’ destructive interference with a femtosecond optical frequency-comb-based interferometer

Dong Wei, Satoru Takahashi, Kiyoshi Takamasu, and Hirokazu Matsumoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 18, pp. 2775-2777 (2009)

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A recently reported interferometric technique using a femtosecond optical frequency comb is modified to observe the destructive interference between two pairs of pulse trains with different relative delays. Experimental observation of the destructive interference shows that the present technique may offer a significantly different possibility to reduce the unnecessary reflections. This technique can be applied not only to surface profilometry and tomography but also to optical superresolution metrology.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(120.2830) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Height measurements
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2009
Published: September 9, 2009

Dong Wei, Satoru Takahashi, Kiyoshi Takamasu, and Hirokazu Matsumoto, "Experimental observation of pulse trains' destructive interference with a femtosecond optical frequency-comb-based interferometer," Opt. Lett. 34, 2775-2777 (2009)

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