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Title: Solid optical ring interferometer for high-throughput feedback-free spectral analysis and filtering

Abstract

We describe a simple and inexpensive optical ring interferometer for use in high-resolution spectral analysis and filtering. It consists of a solid cuboid, reflection-coated on two opposite sides, in which constructive interference occurs for waves in a rhombic trajectory. Due to its monolithic design, the interferometer’s resonance frequencies are insensitive to environmental disturbances over time. Additional advantages are its simplicity of alignment, high-throughput, and feedback-free operation. If desired, it can be stabilized with a secondary laser without disturbance of the primary signal. We illustrate the use of the interferometer for the measurement of the spectral Mollow triplet from a quantum dot and characterize its long-term stability for filtering applications.

Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392346
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ALIGNMENT; DESIGN; DISTURBANCES; FEEDBACK; FILTERS; INTERFERENCE; INTERFEROMETERS; LASERS; QUANTUM DOTS; SIGNALS; STABILITY; TRAJECTORIES; TRIPLETS

Citation Formats

Petrak, B., Peiris, M., and Muller, A., E-mail: mullera@usf.edu. Solid optical ring interferometer for high-throughput feedback-free spectral analysis and filtering. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4907403.
Petrak, B., Peiris, M., & Muller, A., E-mail: mullera@usf.edu. Solid optical ring interferometer for high-throughput feedback-free spectral analysis and filtering. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4907403.
Petrak, B., Peiris, M., and Muller, A., E-mail: mullera@usf.edu. Sun . "Solid optical ring interferometer for high-throughput feedback-free spectral analysis and filtering". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4907403.
@article{osti_22392346,
title = {Solid optical ring interferometer for high-throughput feedback-free spectral analysis and filtering},
author = {Petrak, B. and Peiris, M. and Muller, A., E-mail: mullera@usf.edu},
abstractNote = {We describe a simple and inexpensive optical ring interferometer for use in high-resolution spectral analysis and filtering. It consists of a solid cuboid, reflection-coated on two opposite sides, in which constructive interference occurs for waves in a rhombic trajectory. Due to its monolithic design, the interferometer’s resonance frequencies are insensitive to environmental disturbances over time. Additional advantages are its simplicity of alignment, high-throughput, and feedback-free operation. If desired, it can be stabilized with a secondary laser without disturbance of the primary signal. We illustrate the use of the interferometer for the measurement of the spectral Mollow triplet from a quantum dot and characterize its long-term stability for filtering applications.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4907403},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 2,
volume = 86,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Sun Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}