Accession Number:

ADA156912

Title:

Feedback Stabilization of Optical Interferometer.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

An experimental study was carried out on the performance of a feedback stabilization scheme for optical interferometers. Optical interferometers are susceptible to acoustic noise which translates into path length fluctuations in the interferometer arms. These fluctuations induce phase noise, resulting in amplitude fluctuations on the interferometer output. The experiment was performed on a Mach-Zehnder homodyne interferometer where a RMS noise reduction of 23 dB was observed. The stabilization scheme has application to other interferometer configurations. In the future, it will be applied to stabilize cavities used in the squeezed state generation of light. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE