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A fiber-fed laser interferometer for optical metrology at cryogenic temperatures
Author(s): David Naylor; Ian Veenendaal; Brad Gom; Adam Christiansen
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Paper Abstract

Nature is such that observations at far-infrared wavelengths are optimal for exploring both the nearby and distant Universe. The minute amount of energy carried by far-infrared photons, however, requires extremely sensitive instrumentation for their detection. Moreover, the instrumentation itself must be cooled to <4 K to avoid an unwanted photon noise component from self-emission, and often requires precision metrology at these temperatures. A variety of cryogenic metrology techniques have been used successfully on previous space astronomy missions, each having its own limitations. In this paper we present a fiber-based laser metrology system, designed for optical position metrology at cryogenic temperatures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2018
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10539, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering V, 105390T (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2287466
Show Author Affiliations
David Naylor, Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)
Ian Veenendaal, Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)
Brad Gom, Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)
Adam Christiansen, Univ. of Lethbridge (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10539:
Photonic Instrumentation Engineering V
Yakov G. Soskind, Editor(s)

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