Abstract

Developments and applications of a dual-channel phase measurement system are being proposed and experimentally studied by utilizing an optical homodyne technique. In this measurement system, the phase modulation was adopted by using a near-stable Zn-indiffused lithium niobate phase modulator. The proposed method was successfully applied on the simultaneous measurements of the phase-retardation difference between a transmitted light and a reflected light after passing through a nonpolarization beam splitter. The measured stability of the phase-retardation difference was approximately 0.0013rad.

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M. Têtu, P. Tremblay, and M. Chamberland, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 44, 952 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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R. L. Jungerman, C. Johnsen, D. J. Mcquate, K. Salomaa, M. P. Zurakowski, R. C. Bray, G. Conrad, D. Cropper, and P. Hernday, J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 1363 (1990).
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Bray, R. C.

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[CrossRef]

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M. Têtu, P. Tremblay, and M. Chamberland, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 44, 952 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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R. L. Jungerman, C. Johnsen, D. J. Mcquate, K. Salomaa, M. P. Zurakowski, R. C. Bray, G. Conrad, D. Cropper, and P. Hernday, J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 1363 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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Hernday, P.

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Patskovsky, S.

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[CrossRef]

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M. Têtu, P. Tremblay, and M. Chamberland, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 44, 952 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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Wang, C. M.

Wang, M.

Wu, C. M.

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IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. (1)

M. Têtu, P. Tremblay, and M. Chamberland, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 44, 952 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

R. L. Jungerman, C. Johnsen, D. J. Mcquate, K. Salomaa, M. P. Zurakowski, R. C. Bray, G. Conrad, D. Cropper, and P. Hernday, J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 1363 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Measurement setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Analyzed power spectra for both transmitted and reflected lights.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Statistical results for different times of measurements: (a) average phase difference and (b) standard deviation.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Stability measurements of phase retardations caused by different azimuth angles of a quarter-wave plate in the difference paths (a) after and (b) before the BS.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measurement results for dark and bright environments: (a) phase retardation and (b) phase difference.

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I 1 ( f ) = 4 I TE I TM sin ( ϕ T , R ) J 1 ( β ) ,
I 2 ( 2 f ) = 4 I TE I TM cos ( ϕ T , R ) J 2 ( β ) ,
I 3 ( 3 f ) = 4 I TE I TM sin ( ϕ T , R ) J 3 ( β ) ,

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