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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4478–4481

Observation of spectral interference for any path difference in an interferometer

Luis José Salazar-Serrano, Alejandra Valencia, and Juan P. Torres  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4478-4481 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004478


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Abstract

We report the experimental observation of spectral interference in a Michelson interferometer, regardless of the relationship between the temporal path difference introduced between the arms of the interferometer and the spectral width of the input pulse. This observation is possible by introducing the polarization degree of freedom into a Michelson interferometer using a typical weak value amplification scenario.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2014
Published: July 25, 2014

Citation
Luis José Salazar-Serrano, Alejandra Valencia, and Juan P. Torres, "Observation of spectral interference for any path difference in an interferometer," Opt. Lett. 39, 4478-4481 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-15-4478


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