Measurement of ultralow supermirror birefringence by use of the polarimetric differential cavity ringdown technique

Jae Yong Lee, Hai Woong Lee, Jae Wan Kim, Yong Shim Yoo, Jae Won Hahn

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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel technique for measuring ultralow linear birefringence of supermirrors (highreflectivity dielectric mirror coatings). The polarimetric cavity ringdown technique is used in conjunction with the differential detection scheme with circular polarization to enhance the measurement sensitivity. The technique could, in principle, provide the convenience and reliability of linear detection signals and a reasonable tolerance to experimental imperfections. Phase retardation and orientation of each cavity mirror can be determined separately without the influence of the other mirror. The minimum detectable phase retardation achieved experimentally with this technique is ˜6 × 10 −8 rad.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1941-1945
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Optics
Volume39
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr 20

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lee, Jae Yong ; Lee, Hai Woong ; Kim, Jae Wan ; Yoo, Yong Shim ; Hahn, Jae Won. / Measurement of ultralow supermirror birefringence by use of the polarimetric differential cavity ringdown technique. In: Applied Optics. 2000 ; Vol. 39, No. 12. pp. 1941-1945.
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Measurement of ultralow supermirror birefringence by use of the polarimetric differential cavity ringdown technique. / Lee, Jae Yong; Lee, Hai Woong; Kim, Jae Wan; Yoo, Yong Shim; Hahn, Jae Won.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 39, No. 12, 20.04.2000, p. 1941-1945.

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