Abstract

A novel white-light interferometry capable of retrieving the absolute optical path difference is presented, in which a 3×3 coupler-based interferometer is employed. The measured phase change is in agreement with that obtained by Fourier transform white-light interferometry. The linear property is also experimentally demonstrated.

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2008 (3)

Y. Jiang, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 20, 75 (2008).
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Y. Jiang, Opt. Eng. 47, 015006 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jiang, Appl. Opt. 47, 925 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (2)

2005 (1)

1997 (1)

Z. Zhao, M. S. Demokan, and M. MacAlpine, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 2059 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

D. A. Brown, C. B. Cameron, R. M. Keolian, D. L. Gardner, and S. L. Garrett, Proc. SPIE 1584, 328 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

R. G. Priest, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 30, 1589 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Brown, D. A.

D. A. Brown, C. B. Cameron, R. M. Keolian, D. L. Gardner, and S. L. Garrett, Proc. SPIE 1584, 328 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Cameron, C. B.

D. A. Brown, C. B. Cameron, R. M. Keolian, D. L. Gardner, and S. L. Garrett, Proc. SPIE 1584, 328 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, C. H.

Demokan, M. S.

Z. Zhao, M. S. Demokan, and M. MacAlpine, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 2059 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Deng, M.

Duan, D. W.

Gardner, D. L.

D. A. Brown, C. B. Cameron, R. M. Keolian, D. L. Gardner, and S. L. Garrett, Proc. SPIE 1584, 328 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Garrett, S. L.

D. A. Brown, C. B. Cameron, R. M. Keolian, D. L. Gardner, and S. L. Garrett, Proc. SPIE 1584, 328 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, Y.

Y. Jiang, Opt. Eng. 47, 015006 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jiang, Appl. Opt. 47, 925 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Jiang, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 20, 75 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jiang, Y. Xu, and C. K. Y. Leung, J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct. 19, 497, (2007).
[CrossRef]

Keolian, R. M.

D. A. Brown, C. B. Cameron, R. M. Keolian, D. L. Gardner, and S. L. Garrett, Proc. SPIE 1584, 328 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Leung, C. K. Y.

Y. Jiang, Y. Xu, and C. K. Y. Leung, J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct. 19, 497, (2007).
[CrossRef]

MacAlpine, M.

Z. Zhao, M. S. Demokan, and M. MacAlpine, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 2059 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pickrell, G.

Priest, R. G.

R. G. Priest, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 30, 1589 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Rao, Y. J.

Wang, A.

Xu, J.

Xu, Y.

Y. Jiang, Y. Xu, and C. K. Y. Leung, J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct. 19, 497, (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yang, X. C.

Yu, B.

Zhao, Z.

Z. Zhao, M. S. Demokan, and M. MacAlpine, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 2059 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, T.

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (1)

Y. Jiang, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 20, 75 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. (1)

R. G. Priest, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 30, 1589 (1982).
[CrossRef]

J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct. (1)

Y. Jiang, Y. Xu, and C. K. Y. Leung, J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct. 19, 497, (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Z. Zhao, M. S. Demokan, and M. MacAlpine, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 2059 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

Y. Jiang, Opt. Eng. 47, 015006 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. SPIE (1)

D. A. Brown, C. B. Cameron, R. M. Keolian, D. L. Gardner, and S. L. Garrett, Proc. SPIE 1584, 328 (1991).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of a 3 × 3 coupler-based WLI.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Sampled data arrays when scanning the FFP-TF: (a) the three white-light optical spectra obtained from the outputs of the interferometer, PD1, PD2 and PD3; (b) the spectrum of the etalon obtained from PD4 with a mark on it, showing the start and end wavelengths.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Phase changes when scanning the wavelength from 1525.649 nm to 1563.861 nm obtained by (a) the presented technique in this article, (b) FTWLI demonstrated in [4].

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Continuous test carried out 600 times.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Path difference changes with the applied weight.

Equations (4)

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g k ( λ ) = b ( λ ) + c ( λ ) cos [ 2 π λ n D ( k 1 ) 2 3 π ] ,
k = 0 , 1 or 2 ,
ϕ ( λ ) = 1 3 v ( λ ) .
D = λ 1 λ 2 2 π n ( λ 1 λ 2 ) Δ ϕ ( λ ) .

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