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Stabilized fiber-optic Mach–Zehnder interferometer for carrier-frequency rejection

Stabilized fiber-optic Mach–Zehnder interferometer for carrier-frequency rejection
Stabilized fiber-optic Mach–Zehnder interferometer for carrier-frequency rejection
We have demonstrated stabilization of a fiber-optic Mach–Zehnder interferometer, with a centimeter-scale path difference, to the transmission minimum for the carrier wave of a frequency-modulated laser beam. A time-averaged extinction of 32 dB, limited by the bandwidth of the feedback, was maintained over several hours. The interferometer was used to remove the carrier wave from a 780 nm laser beam that had been phase modulated at 2.7 GHz.
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Woods, Jonathan
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Freegarde, Tim
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Cooper, Nathan, Woods, Jonathan, Bateman, James, Dunning, Alexander and Freegarde, Tim (2013) Stabilized fiber-optic Mach–Zehnder interferometer for carrier-frequency rejection. Applied Optics, 52 (23), 5713-5717. (doi:10.1364/AO.52.005713).

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We have demonstrated stabilization of a fiber-optic Mach–Zehnder interferometer, with a centimeter-scale path difference, to the transmission minimum for the carrier wave of a frequency-modulated laser beam. A time-averaged extinction of 32 dB, limited by the bandwidth of the feedback, was maintained over several hours. The interferometer was used to remove the carrier wave from a 780 nm laser beam that had been phase modulated at 2.7 GHz.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 17 July 2013
Published date: 7 August 2013
Organisations: Physics & Astronomy

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Local EPrints ID: 367052
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367052
ISSN: 0003-6935
PURE UUID: 72b252c7-46ca-493e-a07f-65e6bd923dc4
ORCID for Tim Freegarde: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0680-1330

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Date deposited: 21 Jul 2014 10:39
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:01

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