Abstract

We present a real-time differential phase-front detector sensitive to better than 3 mrad rms, which corresponds to a precision of approximately 500 pm. This detector performs a spatially resolving measurement of the phase front of a heterodyne interferometer, with heterodyne frequencies up to approximately 10 kHz. This instrument was developed as part of the research for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Technology Package interferometer and will assist in the manufacture of its flight model. Because of the advantages this instrument offers, it also has general applications in optical metrology.

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[CrossRef]

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G. Heinzel, C. Braxmaier, M. Caldwell, K. Danzmann, F. Draaisma, A. García, J. Hough, O. Jennrich, U. Johann, C. Killow, K. Middleton, M. te Plate, D. Robertson, A. Rüdiger, R. Schilling, F. Steier, V. Wand, and H. Ward, "Successful testing of the LISA Technology Package (LTP) interferometer engineering model," Class. Quantum Grav. 22, 149-154 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

G. Heinzel, V. Wand, A. Garcia, O. Jennrich, C. Braxmaier, D. Robertson, K. Middleton, D. Hoyland, A. Rüdiger, R. Schilling, U. Johann, and K. Danzmann, "The LTP interferometer and phasemeter," Class. Quantum Grav. 21, 581-587 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

G. Heinzel, C. Braxmaier, R. Schilling, A. Rüdiger, D. Robertson, M. te Plate, V. Wand, K. Arai, U. Johann, and K. Danzmann, "Interferometry for the LISA technology package (LTP) aboard SMART-2," Class. Quantum Grav. 20, 153-161 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

H. Zhao and G. Zhang, "Nonlinear error by orientation and elliptic polarization in a two-beam interferometer," Opt. Eng. 41, 3204-3208 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

S. Kaiser, T. Maier, A. Grossmann, and C. Zimmermann, "Fizeau interferometer for phase-shift interferometry in ultrahigh vacuum," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 3726-3727 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

Y. Surrel, "Fringe analysis," Top. Appl. Phys. 77, 55-102 (2000).

1997 (2)

1994 (1)

1991 (1)

1990 (1)

1978 (1)

Appl. Opt. (1)

Class. Quantum Grav. (5)

G. Heinzel, C. Braxmaier, R. Schilling, A. Rüdiger, D. Robertson, M. te Plate, V. Wand, K. Arai, U. Johann, and K. Danzmann, "Interferometry for the LISA technology package (LTP) aboard SMART-2," Class. Quantum Grav. 20, 153-161 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Wand, J. Bogenstahl, O. Braxmaier, K. Danzmann, A. García, F. Guzmán, G. Heinzel, J. Hough, O. Jennrich, C. Killow, D. Robertson, Z. Sodnik, F. Steier, and H. Ward, "Noise sources in the LTP heterodyne interferometer," Class. Quantum Grav. 23, 159-167 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Heinzel, V. Wand, A. Garcia, O. Jennrich, C. Braxmaier, D. Robertson, K. Middleton, D. Hoyland, A. Rüdiger, R. Schilling, U. Johann, and K. Danzmann, "The LTP interferometer and phasemeter," Class. Quantum Grav. 21, 581-587 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. Robertson, C. Killow, H. Ward, J. Hough, G. Heinzel, A. García, V. Wand, U. Johann, and C. Braxmaier, "LTP interferometer-noise sources and performance," Class. Quantum Grav. 22, 155-163 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. Heinzel, C. Braxmaier, M. Caldwell, K. Danzmann, F. Draaisma, A. García, J. Hough, O. Jennrich, U. Johann, C. Killow, K. Middleton, M. te Plate, D. Robertson, A. Rüdiger, R. Schilling, F. Steier, V. Wand, and H. Ward, "Successful testing of the LISA Technology Package (LTP) interferometer engineering model," Class. Quantum Grav. 22, 149-154 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (5)

Meas. Sci. Technol. (1)

Y. Li, Z. Zhu, and X. Li, "Elimination of reference phase errors in phase-shifting interferometry," Meas. Sci. Technol. 16, 1335-1340 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

H. Zhao and G. Zhang, "Nonlinear error by orientation and elliptic polarization in a two-beam interferometer," Opt. Eng. 41, 3204-3208 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

J. Millerd, N. Brock, J. Hayes, B. Kimbrough, M. Novak, M. North-Morris, and J. C. Wyant, "Modern approaches in phase measuring metrology," Proc. SPIE 5856, 14-22 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

S. Kaiser, T. Maier, A. Grossmann, and C. Zimmermann, "Fizeau interferometer for phase-shift interferometry in ultrahigh vacuum," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 3726-3727 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Top. Appl. Phys. (1)

Y. Surrel, "Fringe analysis," Top. Appl. Phys. 77, 55-102 (2000).

Other (5)

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, 1986).

HASO II User Manual, Imagine Optic, Rue Charles de Gaulle 18, F-91400 Orsay, France.

F. Zhao, "Picometer laser metrology for the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM)," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 96 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuo5.

XFPA-320*256 User Manual, XenICs n.v., Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium, July 2003.

D. C. Ghiglia and M. D. Pritt, Two-Dimensional Phase Unwrapping: Theory, Algorithms, and Software (Wiley, 1998).

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