Abstract

We report the influence of the nonlinearities in the wavelength-sweeping speed on the resulting interferometric signals in an absolute distance interferometer. The sweeping signal is launched in the reference and target interferometers from an external cavity laser source. The experimental results demonstrate a good resolution in spite of the presence of nonlinearities in the wavelength sweep. These nonlinearities can be modeled by a sum of sinusoids. A simulation is then implemented to analyze the influence of their parameters. It shows that a sinusoidal nonlinearity is robust enough to give a good final measurement uncertainty through a Fourier transform technique. It can be concluded that an optimal value of frequency and amplitude exists in the case of a sinusoidal nonlinearity.

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2005 (1)

S.-W. Kim, K.-N. Joo, J. Jin, and Y. S. Kim, "Absolute distance measurement using femtosecond laser," Proc. SPIE 5858, 187-195 (2005).

2004 (1)

P. A. Coe, D. F. Howell, and R. B. Nickerson, "Frequency scanning interferometry in ATLAS: remote, multiple, simultaneous, and precise distance measurements in a hostile environment," Meas. Sci. Technol. 15, 2175-2187 (2004).

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

T. Kinder and K.-D. Salewski, "Absolute distance interferometer with grating-stabilized tunable diode laser at 633 nm," J. Opt. A 4, S364-S368 (2002).

1999 (1)

1996 (1)

1995 (1)

J. Thiel, T. Pfeifer, and M. Hartmann, "Interferometric measurement of absolute distances of up to 40 m," Measurement 16, 1-6 (1995).

1991 (1)

Appl. Opt. (4)

J. Opt. A (1)

T. Kinder and K.-D. Salewski, "Absolute distance interferometer with grating-stabilized tunable diode laser at 633 nm," J. Opt. A 4, S364-S368 (2002).

Meas. Sci. Technol. (1)

P. A. Coe, D. F. Howell, and R. B. Nickerson, "Frequency scanning interferometry in ATLAS: remote, multiple, simultaneous, and precise distance measurements in a hostile environment," Meas. Sci. Technol. 15, 2175-2187 (2004).

Measurement (1)

J. Thiel, T. Pfeifer, and M. Hartmann, "Interferometric measurement of absolute distances of up to 40 m," Measurement 16, 1-6 (1995).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. SPIE (1)

S.-W. Kim, K.-N. Joo, J. Jin, and Y. S. Kim, "Absolute distance measurement using femtosecond laser," Proc. SPIE 5858, 187-195 (2005).

Other (3)

K. Minoshima and H. Matsumoto, "High-precision distance measurement using the frequency comb of an ultrashort pulse laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe Munich, Germany, 12-17 June 2005.

P. Pfeiffer, L. Perret, R. Mokdad, and B. Pécheux, "Fringe analysis in scanning frequency interferometry for absolute distance measurement," in Fringe 2005, the Fifth International Workshop on Automatic Processing of Fringe Patterns, W. Osten, ed. (Springer, 2006), pp. 388-395.

J. G. Proakis and G. Dimitris Manolakis, Digital Signal Processing; Principles, Algorithms, and Applications (Prentice-Hall Engineering, 1995).

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