J. Phys. IV France
Volume 137, November 2006
Page(s) 107 - 110
Publié en ligne 23 décembre 2006
35th Winter School on Wave and Quantum Acoustics
J. Bodzenta, M. Dzida and T. Pustelny
J. Phys. IV France 137 (2006) 107-110

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006137021

Theoretical and experimental investigation of low-noise optoelectronic system configurations for low-coherent optical signal detection

M. Jedrzejewska-Szczerska, M. Strakowski, R. Hypszer and B.B. Kosmowski

Department of Optoelectronics, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, Gdansk 80-952, Poland

(Published online 23 December 2006)

In low-coherent measurement techniques two kinds of optical signal processing can be used -spectral and temporal. When the temporal signal processing is used, the most critical problem is to identify the position of the central fringe in the interference fringe pattern. It is so important because this position corresponds to the zero of optical path difference and gives information about a measurand. Therefore, it is necessary to use the low-noise optical signal detection set-up in the low-coherent measurement systems. One of the most effective methods of noise-reduction in low-coherent system is using detection system in balanced configuration. In this article, authors present the designed low-coherent optical signal detection system. This system enables us to perform balanced and un-balanced detection, which allows to compare parameters of both configurations. The authors describe theoretical and experimental investigation of balanced and un-balanced low-coherent optical signal detection system.

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