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Wapenaar, C.P.A. (author), Slob, E.C. (author)
Recent work on the Marchenko equation has shown that the scalar 3-D Green’s function for a virtual source in the subsurface can be retrieved from the single-sided reflection response at the surface and an estimate of the direct arrival. Here, we discuss the first steps towards extending this result to multicomponent data. After introducing a...
journal article 2014
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Hermosa, N. (author), Rosales-Guzman, C. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Torres, J.P. (author)
We demonstrate an optical scheme for measuring the thickness of thin nanolayers with the use of light beam’s spatial modes. The novelty in our scheme is the projection of the beam reflected by the sample onto a properly tailored spatial mode. In the experiment described below, we are able to measure a step height smaller than 10 nm, i.e., one...
journal article 2014
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Zeitouny, M.G. (author)
In the recent years, precision measurement techniques in the field of optical science have improved with the advances in the phase stabilization of femtosecond lasers. Due to their unique properties, phase stabilized femtosecond lasers, also known as frequency comb lasers, are used as a versatile tools, not only for time and frequency metrology,...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Cui, M. (author), Zeitouny, M.G. (author), Bhattacharya, N. (author), Van den Berg, S.A. (author), Urbach, H.P. (author)
We experimentally demonstrate long distance measurements with a femtosecond frequency comb laser using dispersive interferometry. The distance is derived from the unwrapped spectral phase of the dispersed interferometer output and the repetition frequency of the laser. For an interferometer length of 50 m this approach has been compared to an...
journal article 2011
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Zeitouny, M.G. (author), Cui, M. (author), Janssen, A.J. (author), Bhattacharya, N. (author), Van den Berg, S.A. (author), Urbach, H.P. (author)
We investigate general properties of the interferograms from a frequency comb laser in a non-linear dispersive medium. The focus is on interferograms at large delay distances and in particular on their broadening, the fringe formation and shape. It is observed that at large delay distances the interferograms spread linearly and that its shape is...
journal article 2011
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Mahajan, V.N. (author), Aftab, M. (author)
The theory of wavefront analysis of a noncircular wavefront is given and applied for a systematic comparison of the use of annular and Zernike circle polynomials for the analysis of an annular wavefront. It is shown that, unlike the annular coefficients, the circle coefficients generally change as the number of polynomials used in the expansion...
journal article 2010
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Spronck, J.F.P. (author), Los, J.W.N. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author)
The optical properties of materials are wavelength-dependent. This property, called dispersion, affects the performance of a wide-band nulling interferometer by inducing wavelength-dependent phase differences between the arms of the interferometer. In this paper, we analyze the influence of dispersion in nulling interferometers for exoplanet...
conference paper 2008
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Spronck, J.F.P. (author)
Nulling interferometry is a promising technique to directly detect Earth-like exoplanets. Unfortunately, it is extremely challenging to build a nulling interferometer and to meet the requirements needed for Earth-like planet detection. In this, thesis, we analyze the role of amplitude, phase and polarization in nulling interferometry and we use...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Spronck, J. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
We show the theoretical limitations of a multi-axial nulling interferometer with respect to longitudinal polarization. We furthermore analyze the filtering capabilities of a single-mode fiber in this case.
conference paper 2007
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Spronck, J. (author), Vosteen, L.L.A. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
We present the design of a new testbed experiment to demonstrate nulling interferometry using polarization properties. This three-beam set-up is perfectly symmetric with respect to the number of reflections and transmissions and should therefore allow a high rejection ratio in a wide spectral band.
conference paper 2007
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Swinkels, B.L. (author)
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doctoral thesis 2006
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Spronck, J. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
We present a new type of nulling interferometer that makes use of polarization properties to have on-axis destructive interference. The proposed design, which only involves commercial components and no achromatic device, is also suitable for internal modulation. This type of interferometer should enable a high rejection ratio in a theoretically...
conference paper 2006
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Spronck, J. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
We discuss the previously-reported measurements of a three-beam nulling interferometer without achromatic phase-shifters, using delay lines only. The theoretical rejection ratio of a few thousand has not been achieved experimentally. In order to explain the obtained results, some direct spectral and polarization measurements have been performed....
conference paper 2006
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Spronck, J. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
We introduce a new concept of nulling interferometer without any achromatic device, using polarization properties of light. This type of interferometer should enable a high rejection ratio in a theoretically unlimited spectral band. We analyze several consequences of the proposed design, notably, the possibility of fast internal modulation.
journal article 2006
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Spronck, J. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
We introduce the concept of chromatism compensation in nulling interferometry that enables a high rejection ratio in a wide spectral band. Therefore the achromaticity condition considered in most nulling interferometers can be relaxed. We show that this chromatism compensation cannot be applied to a two-beam nulling interferometer, and we make...
journal article 2006
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Swinkels, B.L. (author), Bhattacharya, N. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
Absolute distance measurements can be performed with an interferometric method that uses only a single tunable laser. This method has one major drawback, because a small target movement of the order of one wavelength during a measurement will be interpreted as a movement of one synthetic wavelength. This effect is usually mitigated by adding a...
journal article 2005
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Van der Avoort, C. (author), Den Herder, J.W. (author), Braat, J. (author)
This paper compares two well-known types of interferometer arrays for optical aperture synthesis. An analytical model for both types describes the expected output, in terms of photon counts. The goal is to characterize the performance of both types of array for blind imaging of a wide-field or extended object that would be partially resolved by...
conference paper 2005
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Krieg, M.L. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
A previously reported interferometer without intermediate optics is used to perform measurements on an aspherical extreme ultraviolet lithography mirror substrate. Acousto-optic modulation based phase shifting is used together with a novel phase retrieval algorithm to retrieve the phase distribution from our interferograms. The phase...
conference paper 2005
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Montilla, I. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
A new interferometric technique for Michelson wide-field interferometry is presented that consists of a Michelson pupil-plane combination scheme in which a wide field of view can be achieved in one shot. This technique uses a stair-shaped mirror in the intermediate image plane of each telescope in the array, allowing for simultaneous correction...
journal article 2005
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Krieg, M.L. (author)
For the past thirty years, microchips have doubled in complexity every two years. This increasing complexity required that the size of the structures written on silicon halve at the same rate. A fundamentally limiting factor to the size of microchip structures is the wavelength of the lithographic projection processes used in their manufacture....
doctoral thesis 2004
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