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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1995
  • pp: 97–99

Attometer resolution of wavelength shifts by use of fiber modal interferometers

Vikram Bhatia, Kent A. Murphy, Anbo Wang, Richard O. Claus, and Jonathan A. Greene  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 97-99 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.000097


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Abstract

A method for on-line, real-time detection of wavelength drifts in laser diodes is proposed. This technique uses the wavelength dependence of the differential propagation constant between the LP 01 / LP 11 even or LP01/LP02 modes in two-mode fibers to measure wavelength changes that manifest themselves as intensity modulation in the output far field. Theoretical calculations show that wavelength drifts of the order of 10−18 m can be resolved by this technique.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 15, 1994
Published: January 1, 1995

Citation
Vikram Bhatia, Jonathan A. Greene, Kent A. Murphy, Anbo Wang, and Richard O. Claus, "Attometer resolution of wavelength shifts by use of fiber modal interferometers," Opt. Lett. 20, 97-99 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-1-97


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