Exact analysis of low-finesse multimode fiber extrinsic Fabry-Perot interferometers

Ming Han, Anbo Wang

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A straightforward theory is presented to accurately model the light inferences in a low-finesse multimode fiber extrinsic Fabry-Perot (FP) interferometer. The effect on the fringe visibility of the gap length, sensor structure imperfections, and modal power distributions is explored. The analysis is particularly useful in the design and optimization of sensors that use an extrinsic FP cavity as the sensing element.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4659-4666
Number of pages8
JournalApplied optics
Issue number24
StatePublished - Aug 20 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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