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Computational approach to homodyne detection of interference phase
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Paper Abstract

Determination of the interference phase, i.e. the mutual phase shift between interfering waves is a principal issue in the interferometric measurement, especially on the nanometre scale. Our goal was to develop a novel interference phase detection technique that employs a computational approach and a frequency modulation of the laser source to achieve comparable performance with a homodyne detection with an optical phase shift generation. We have used a Michelson setup with polarizing optics that allowed to compare both the homodyne detection method and our novel method side by side while both methods shared the optical setup. Our method also comprises error compensation that deals e.g. with residual amplitude modulation and the scale non-linearities. The experiments revealed that the novel method achieves a periodic error less than 0.16 angular degrees and a standard deviation of less than 1.5 degrees, compared against the reference. The operational distance was 600mm. The method had proven it is suitable replacement for traditional homodyne detection techniques since it has comparable performance and significantly lower demands on the optical setup.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8697, 18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 869707 (18 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2010514
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Šimon Řeřucha, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Zdeněk Buchta, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Martin Šarbort, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Josef Lazar, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Ondřej Číp, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8697:
18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jan Peřina; Libor Nozka; Miroslav Hrabovský; Dagmar Senderáková; Waclaw Urbańczyk; Ondrej Haderka; Libor Nožka, Editor(s)

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