Advanced Level Practical Work for Physics by Mike Crundell;Chris Mee

By Mike Crundell;Chris Mee

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Of about several atomic layers. 6 Tolerances on Aberrations of Optical Systems In real heterodyne systems, optical beams are formed with the help of many optical elements such as lenses and objectives. Each of them has its own aberrations, so that eventually the interfering waves come to the photodetector degraded, disturbing the phase-matching conditions. Therefore, for practical reasons it is important to know which aberrations are most dangerous and what are particular tolerances for them.

37) to be stationary in time. Furthermore, the reference wave polarization may be considered to be independent of the spatial coordinate and time. Also, intensity of the reference wave would always be much larger than that of the I1 . 37). Finally, we may assume for the present section that both the signal and reference waves are spatially coherent within the photodetector sensitive area. The opposite case of partial spatial coherence will be considered in the Sect. 2. 2 Heterodyne Detection of Random Signals 33 where the following correlation functions are introduced: correlation function of the reference wave intensity RI (τ ) = I2 (t) I2 (t + τ ) , correlation function of the noise Rn (τ ) = n (t) n (t + τ ) , correlation function of the cosine of the angle between the polarization vectors of the interfering waves Rθ (τ ) = (e1 (t) e2 ) (e1 (t + τ ) e2 ) = cos [θ (t)] cos [θ (t + τ )] , and the correlation functions of the complex field amplitudes R1 (τ ) = A1 (t) A∗1 (t + τ ) , R2 (τ ) = A2 (t) A∗2 (t + τ ) .

37). Finally, we may assume for the present section that both the signal and reference waves are spatially coherent within the photodetector sensitive area. The opposite case of partial spatial coherence will be considered in the Sect. 2. 2 Heterodyne Detection of Random Signals 33 where the following correlation functions are introduced: correlation function of the reference wave intensity RI (τ ) = I2 (t) I2 (t + τ ) , correlation function of the noise Rn (τ ) = n (t) n (t + τ ) , correlation function of the cosine of the angle between the polarization vectors of the interfering waves Rθ (τ ) = (e1 (t) e2 ) (e1 (t + τ ) e2 ) = cos [θ (t)] cos [θ (t + τ )] , and the correlation functions of the complex field amplitudes R1 (τ ) = A1 (t) A∗1 (t + τ ) , R2 (τ ) = A2 (t) A∗2 (t + τ ) .

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