1 February 2002 Quantum-noise-limited sensitivity of an interferometer using a phase generated carrier demodulation scheme
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Optical Engineering, 41(2), (2002). doi:10.1117/1.1431971
Abstract
The quantum-noise-limited sensitivity is derived for a two-beam interferometer, which uses a phase generated carrier demodulation scheme. For surface-disturbancedetecting sensors, this sensitivity limit is expressed in terms of the smallest displacement that may be detected if the signal-to-noise ratio is unity. We determine the quantumnoise- limited displacement of the classical Michelson interferometer to be 5 pm.
Tristan Jorge Tayag, "Quantum-noise-limited sensitivity of an interferometer using a phase generated carrier demodulation scheme," Optical Engineering 41(2), (1 February 2002). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1431971
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Signal to noise ratio

Interferometers

Demodulation

Photodetectors

Sensors

Signal detection

Beam splitters

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