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Zemax: Fabry Perot interferometer

Zemax: Fabry Perot interferometer

Zemax: Fabry Perot interferometer

Hi guys,

I have built a Fabry Perot interferometer at the end of an optical fiber as shown in the image below.

So it all seems to operate as expected, and my detector does say it is recieving a signal. What I have been unable to do is find a way to construct the interferometer transfer function. Basically this is the amount of light received by the detector as a function of the wavelength of the incident light. Any ideas?

So far I'm working in non-sequential mode and have:

1) constructed the optical fiber
2) Put the FP interferometer at the end of the optical fiber (note the final mirror is fully reflective)
3) constructed a light source that shoots light down the fiber
4) stuck a detector just behind the light source


RE: Zemax: Fabry Perot interferometer


that was a quick reply.

There is a great deal of information on Fabry Perot interferometer and the like - what seems to be lacking is the 'button' or steps in Zemax on how to generate a interferometer transfer function:)

Essentially what I want the program to do is
1) Vary the wavelength / frequency of the incident light
2) Spit out the light received at the detector as a function of (1)

Sorry if I wasn't clear above.

RE: Zemax: Fabry Perot interferometer

Yes indeed, unfortunately great support was not found because our 12 month support package has expired - and being a novice I need to figure this stuff out myself.

RE: Zemax: Fabry Perot interferometer

You might try to ask your question where more ZEMAX users hang out. Optima Research has a forum that can be found here: http://www.optima-research.com/forum/index.php?sid=4145dc7f434ffba36ebd9c8b8fb7320b

I don't use ZEMAX nor do I frequent that forum so I don't know how quickly you will get an answer.

You might also try the ZEMAX knowledge base for stuff like this: http://www.zemax.com/kb/articles/191/7/How-To-Locate-Geometry-Errors-Part-II---Design-Examples/Page7.html and the article it references. Apparently there is an example interferometer in your files. Perhaps you can compare that file with yours.

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