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Phase-shift analysis of beat frequency in an optical heterodyne interferometer
Author(s): Dacheng Li; Yong Xu; Jia Wang; Enyou Zhang; Mang Cao
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Paper Abstract

An heterodyne interferoaeter is constructed with a sodulated laser diode (LD) in a Michelson interferoaeter. Phase drift of beat frequency with teiperature and its affection aechanis is discussed and a method elisinating the affection aentioned above is proposed. 1 . OPTICAL HETERODYNE INTERFEROMETER Optical frequency of laser diode can be linearly aodulated by an injection current. An optical heterodyne interferoseter is constructed with a modulated laser diode in a Michelson interferoseter. If a difference exists between two arms in the interferometer a optical beat frequency phenoaenon will be forRed. The beatfrequency signal can be detected with a photoelectric device. The output signal can be described by the following equation: 1g10[1+cos(2xfbt+t)J (1) and fb is given by fb 6f''8Lf. I C (2) Where f is the aaxiRua optical frequency variation value of wxiulated laser fb the beat frequency value fa the odulated signal frequency L the optical path difference between two aras in the interferoaeter C optical wave speed. 2. VARIATION OF BEAT FREQUENCY PHASE WITh TEMPERATURE It is well known that the optical frequency of a laser diode is affected by the tesperature (in the equation (1)) ay be changed with the variation of central wavelength of . odulated optical frequency. t aay be expressed in the for. : Li A242Ai t 2ir( ) (3) AiA2 The plus and ainus . arks in the equation above are corresponding to the upward

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 1319, Optics in Complex Systems, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22260
Show Author Affiliations
Dacheng Li, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yong Xu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Jia Wang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Enyou Zhang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Mang Cao, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1319:
Optics in Complex Systems
F. Lanzl; H.-J. Preuss; G. Weigelt, Editor(s)

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