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 Home  List of Issues    Issue 06 , Vol. 16 , 2018    10.3788/COL201816.061201

Transmittance and phase measurement via self-calibrated balanced heterodyne detection
Jie Miao1;2, Xuejie Zhang1, Zhan Li1;2, Zijian Cui1, Yanjia Zhang1, Dean Liu1, and Jianqiang Zhu1
1 Key Laboratory of High Power Laser and Physics, [Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences], Shanghai 201 800, China
2 [University of Chinese Academy of Sciences], Beijing 100049, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(06): pp.061201

Topic:Instrumentation, measurement and metrology
Keywords(OCIS Code): 120.3940  240.6700  300.6490  160.3380  

It is rare for a conventional direct detection method to measure the transmittance uniformity of mirrors with rigorous standards, especially to meet the requirement of transmittance/reflectance and phase detection simultaneously. In this study, a new method of self-calibrated balanced heterodyne detection (SCBHD) is proposed. It can be self-calibrated by a two-channel structure to overcome the environmental effects in large optics scanning detection by employing highly accurate heterodyne interference. A typical transmittance measurement experiment was performed at 1053 nm wavelength via SCBHD. A standard deviation (SD) of 0.038% was achieved in the preliminary experiment. The experimental results prove to reduce the SD by approximately two orders of magnitude compared with the conventional direct detection method in the same condition. The proposed method was verified as being promising not only for its wider dynamic measurement range and its higher accuracy but also for its simultaneous transmittance and phase detection ability.

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Get Citation: Jie Miao, Xuejie Zhang, Zhan Li, Zijian Cui, Yanjia Zhang, Dean Liu, and Jianqiang Zhu, "Transmittance and phase measurement via self-calibrated balanced heterodyne detection," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(06), 061201(2018)

Note: This work was supported by the Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. CXJJ-17S060), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 11774364), and the International Partnership Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. 181231KYSB20170022).


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