TITLE

Interferometer configurations—an overview

AUTHOR(S)
Strain, Kenneth A.
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 523 Issue 1, p173
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The configuration of an interferometer, i.e., the disposition of the optical components which compose it, is chosen to provide sensitivity to a wide range of signals. Two basic configurations—Michelson and Sagnac interferometers—are described, as well as a range of advanced ‘extensions’ which improve performance. The main limitations to sensitivity are discussed and methods of pushing the limits in the future are introduced. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
6028853

 

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