We succeeded in reducing the shot noise inherent in the optical delayed heterodyne interferometer with incoherent light by introducing spectral interference. Theoretically, the shot noise level of our interferometer is 1/M of the conventional delayed heterodyne interferometer, where M is the number of wavelength divisions of the spectral interference. In our simulation experiment, the shot noise was reduced 20 dB from the conventional delayed heterodyne interferometer. This technique will reduce the image-acquisition time of optical reflectometry that uses incoherent light.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Aug|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)