Drift correction in a multichannel integrated optical young interferometer


Ymeti, Aurel and Greve, Jan and Lambeck, Paul V. and Wijn, Robert and Heideman, Rene G. and Kanger, Johannes S. (2005) Drift correction in a multichannel integrated optical young interferometer. Applied Optics, 44 (17). pp. 3409-3412. ISSN 0003-6935

[img] PDF
Restricted to UT campus only
: Request a copy
Abstract:We demonstrate that in a sensor based on a multichannel Young interferometer, the phase information obtained for different pairs of channels can be used to correct the long-term instability (drift) due to temperature differences between measuring and reference channels, the drift in the alignment of the setup, etc. Experiments show that the nature of a major part of the drift is such that the drift present in one of the channels can be determined by interpolation of the drift measured in the two adjacent channels. It is shown that a drift reduction of 10 times can be achieved as compared with the situation in which no correction is applied. We anticipate that these findings will permit the exploitation of the extreme sensitivity of interference-based sensors to a much greater extent.
Item Type:Article
Copyright:© 2005 Optical Society of America
Science and Technology (TNW)
Research Group:
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/62266
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.003409
Export this item as:BibTeX
HTML Citation
Reference Manager


Repository Staff Only: item control page

Metis ID: 224852