Microcomputer stabilization of a Fabry-Perot interferometer.

  title={Microcomputer stabilization of a Fabry-Perot interferometer.},
  author={T H Wood},
  journal={The Review of scientific instruments},
  volume={49 6},
  • T H Wood
  • Published 1978 in The Review of scientific instruments
Fabry-Perot interferometers typically require some form of active stabilization system for long-term operation. A stabilization system based on a microcomputer is described which is able to maintain the finesse of a plane parallel Fabry-Perot interferometer for long periods of time. The microcomputer takes the place of the multichannel analyzer, ramp generator, and stabilizer of a conventionally stabilized system. Sample data illustrating the operation of the system on the Brillouin spectrum of… CONTINUE READING