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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1069–1072

Long-haul self-mixing interference and remote sensing of a distant moving target with a thin-slice solid-state laser

Kenju Otsuka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 1069-1072 (2014)

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An effective long-haul self-mixing interference effect has been observed in a thin-slice LiNdP4O12 (LNP) laser due to Doppler-shifted optical feedback from a distant target. The narrow spectral linewidth of the LNP laser, which was evaluated to be 16 kHz by heterodyne measurements, led to successful self-mixing laser Doppler velocimetry and vibrometry of targets placed 2.5 km away from the laser through single-mode optical fiber access.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7250) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Velocimetry
(120.7280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Vibration analysis
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2014
Published: February 14, 2014

Kenju Otsuka, "Long-haul self-mixing interference and remote sensing of a distant moving target with a thin-slice solid-state laser," Opt. Lett. 39, 1069-1072 (2014)

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