Abstract

When subjected to random background vibrations, a standard, circular-aperture Michelson interferometer with a dynamic alignment servo system has a misalignment angle that is a random function of time. Here we derive formulas for the loss in performance when the misalignment angle is modeled as a stationary stochastic time series and show how these formulas are simplified when the power spectrum is band-limited white noise.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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