Abstract

We present what we believe to be the first experimental demonstration of anomalous spectral behavior such as spectral shifts and spectral switches due to temporal correlation around the intensity minima in a white-light interferometer. Unusual behavior in the number of spectral fringes, measured within the source bandwidth, as a function of path delay between the interfering beams is also reported. Experimental observations match well with the spectra calculated by using the interference law in the spectral domain.

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G. A. Swartzlander and J. Schmit, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 093901 (2004)
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

J. T. Foley and E. Wolf, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 2510 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

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[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

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[CrossRef]

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Leniec, M.

Maksimyak, A. P.

Maksimyak, P. P.

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Narayana Rao, D.

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Am. J. Phys. (1)

T. E. Kiess and R. E. Berg, Am. J. Phys. 64, 928 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (2)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. Pu, H. Zhang, and S. Nemoto, Opt. Commun. 162, 57 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

J. Calatroni, A. L. Guerrero, C. Sainz, and R. Escalona, Opt. Laser Technol. 28, 485 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

L. E. Helseth, Phys. Rev. E 73, 026602 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

G. A. Swartzlander and J. Schmit, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 093901 (2004)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gbur, T. D. Visser, and E. Wolf, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Popescu and A. Dogariu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 183902 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup. WLS, white-light source; BS: 50:50 beam splitter; M 1 , M 2 , mirrors; n-PZ, nanopositioner; Sp, spectrometer; PC, personal computer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

2D plot of the spectral changes as a function of path delay around the first intensity minimum. Also shown are line plots of the spectra (open circles) for path delays Δ l = 0 , 0.27, 0.28, 0.29, 0.62 μ m (as indicated by arrows) and the corresponding calculated curve (continuous line).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Plot of normalized peak spectral intensity as a function of path delay between the interfering beams. Open circles, experimental data; solid curve, data simulated by using Eq. (1). (b) NSS as a function of path delay between the interfering beams. Open circles, experimental data; solid curve, data simulated by using Eq. (1).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Number of fringes as a function of path delay between the interfering beams. Open circles, experimental data; solid curve, data calculated from simulated spectra; dotted line, data calculated by using m = 2 Δ l l c .

Equations (1)

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S ( λ ) = 1 2 S 0 ( λ ) [ 1 + cos ( 2 π λ Δ l ) ] .

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