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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 658–660

High-speed stroboscopic imaging with frequency-doubled supercontinuum

Piotr Ryczkowski, Anton Nolvi, Ivan Kassamakov, Goëry Genty, and Edward Hæggström  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 658-660 (2013)

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We present a supercontinuum (SC) light source designed for stroboscopic white light interferometry. The compact, cost-effective SC source is built from off-the-shelf optical components and operates both in the visible and near-IR at arbitrary repetition rates in the 10 kHz–1 MHz frequency range. We estimate that our source allows performing dynamic white-light interferometric characterization of rapidly oscillating objects up to several tens of megahertz. Its current potential is demonstrated by capturing the movement of a microelectromechanical system oscillating at 2.16 MHz with sub-100 nm accuracy.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 1, 2013
Published: February 22, 2013

Piotr Ryczkowski, Anton Nolvi, Ivan Kassamakov, Goëry Genty, and Edward Hæggström, "High-speed stroboscopic imaging with frequency-doubled supercontinuum," Opt. Lett. 38, 658-660 (2013)

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