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Measurement of ultralow losses in an optical interferometer

Rempe, G. and Thompson, R. J. and Kimble, H. J. and Lalezari, R. (1992) Measurement of ultralow losses in an optical interferometer. Optics Letters, 17 (5). pp. 363-365. ISSN 0146-9592. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:REMol92

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Abstract

Characterizations of low-loss mirrors by measurements of cavity-decay time and of cavity finesse are reported near 850 nm. The lowest observed mirror loss is 1.6 x 10^-6 (transmission plus absorption and scatter), which corresponds to a reflectivity of 0.9999984 and to a cavity finesse of 1.9 x 10^6.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1992 Optical Society of America. Received October 23, 1991. This research was supported by the National Science Foundation (PHY-9014547), the Venture Research Unit of British Petroleum, and by the U.S, Office of Naval Research (N00014-90-J-1058). The technical assistance of E. Polzik is gratefully acknowledged.
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Official Citation:G. Rempe, R. J. Thompson, H. J. Kimble, and R. Lalezari, "Measurement of ultralow losses in an optical interferometer," Opt. Lett. 17, 363-365 (1992) http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-17-5-363
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