Optical Review

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 425–428

RF spectral modulation caused by delayed interference and photodetection of optical noise

Authors

  • Keisuke Nose
    • Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka University
  • Yasuyuki Ozeki
    • Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Graduate School of EngineeringThe University of Tokyo
  • Yasuo Kanematsu
    • Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka University
  • Yoshizo Takai
    • Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka University
  • Kazuyoshi Itoh
    • Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka University
Letters

DOI: 10.1007/s10043-014-0066-1

Cite this article as:
Nose, K., Ozeki, Y., Kanematsu, Y. et al. OPT REV (2014) 21: 425. doi:10.1007/s10043-014-0066-1

Abstract

We demonstrate that an RF spectral fringe appears when a nonpolarized optical noise and its delayed replica are combined and photo-detected without any polarization control. A theoretical analysis explains the visibility of the fringe and its insensitivity to polarization.

Keywords

spectral interferometrygroup delay measurementoptical noise
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