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Modeling and analysis of laser active interference optical path
Author(s): Cong-miao Shan; Hua-yan Sun; Yan-zhong Zhao; Jian-biao Chen; Jian-ying Ren
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Paper Abstract

By using the geometrical optics and physical optics method, the models of wedge plate interference optical path, Michelson interferometer and Mach Zehnder interferometer thus three different active interference pattern are built. The optical path difference (OPD) launched by different interference patterns, fringe spacing and contrast expression have been derived. The results show that far field interference peak intensity of the wedge plate interference is small, so the detection distance is limited, Michelson interferometer with low contrast affects the performance of detection system, Mach Zehnder interferometer has greater advantages in peak intensity, the variable range of interference fringe spacing and contrast ratio. The results of this study are useful for the theoretical research and practical application of laser active interference detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10464, AOPC 2017: Fiber Optic Sensing and Optical Communications, 104640V (25 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2284771
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Cong-miao Shan, The Academy of Equipment (China)
Hua-yan Sun, The Academy of Equipment (China)
Yan-zhong Zhao, The Academy of Equipment (China)
Jian-biao Chen, The Academy of Equipment (China)
Jian-ying Ren, The Academy of Equipment (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10464:
AOPC 2017: Fiber Optic Sensing and Optical Communications
Zi-Sen Zhao; Leping Wei; Yanbiao Liao; Weixu Zhang; Desheng Jiang; Wei Wang; Kenneth T. V. Grattan, Editor(s)

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