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

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