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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3173–3175

Enhancing the sensitivity of fiber Mach–Zehnder interferometers using slow and fast light

Jinfang Wang, Yundong Zhang, Xuenan Zhang, He Tian, Hao Wu, Yuanxue Cai, Jing Zhang, and Ping Yuan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 16, pp. 3173-3175 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003173


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Abstract

We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally that the sensitivity of a fiber Mach–Zehnder (M-Z) interferometer can be enhanced by coupling fiber ring resonators with it. The experimental results agree well with theoretical predications that combining slow light with fast light will further increase the sensitivity of a fiber M-Z interferometer.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: May 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2011
Published: August 11, 2011

Citation
Jinfang Wang, Yundong Zhang, Xuenan Zhang, He Tian, Hao Wu, Yuanxue Cai, Jing Zhang, and Ping Yuan, "Enhancing the sensitivity of fiber Mach–Zehnder interferometers using slow and fast light," Opt. Lett. 36, 3173-3175 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-16-3173


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