Dispersion effects in fiber optic interferometry

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Bioengineering
Creator Christensen, Douglas A.
Other Author Dyer, Shellee D.
Title Dispersion effects in fiber optic interferometry
Date 1997
Description An extended analysis of the effects of uncompensated fiber dispersion on the fringe visibility of a fiber optic interferometer is developed, with particular emphasis on stellar interferometry. Both material and waveguide dispersion for single-mode, polarization-preserving fibers are considered. It is found that dispersion causes the fringe visibility curve to broaden, decrease in contrast, shift its centroid location, and in some cases become asymmetric. It is also sh own that when the interferometer is operated at wavelengths near 1300 nm, cancellation of second-order material and waveguide dispersion significantly improves the fringe visibility. The theoretical results are verified experimentally at both 672 nm and 1307 nm using a fiber optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer.
Type Text
Publisher International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
Volume 36
Issue 9
First Page 2440
Last Page 2447
Subject Stellar interferometry; Fiber optics; Statistical optics
Subject LCSH Interferometry; Optical fibers; Dispersion; Imaging systems in astronomy
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Dyer, S. D., & Christensen, D. A (1997). Dispersion effects in fiber optic interferometry. Optical Engineering, 36(9), 2440-7.
Rights Management (c)Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic electronic or print reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
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Date Modified 2012-06-13
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