Abstract

We present the principle of optical frequency modulation via the Doppler effect obtained by rapidly stretching an optical fiber and thus modifying the optical path of the light propagating in the fiber. This procedure creates a pure frequency shift, with no degradation of the spectrum. Moreover, the effect is wavelength independent and can therefore be applied to any type of light source. We show an experimental realization in which a frequency excursion of 100 MHz was obtained with a bobbin vibrating at 180  Hz.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Precision and broadband frequency swept laser source based on high-order modulation-sideband injection-locking

Fang Wei, Bin Lu, Jian Wang, Dan Xu, Zhengqing Pan, Dijun Chen, Haiwen Cai, and Ronghui Qu
Opt. Express 23(4) 4970-4980 (2015)

Laser feedback interferometry: a tutorial on the self-mixing effect for coherent sensing

Thomas Taimre, Milan Nikolić, Karl Bertling, Yah Leng Lim, Thierry Bosch, and Aleksandar D. Rakić
Adv. Opt. Photon. 7(3) 570-631 (2015)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription