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Entry  Mon Jul 29 22:30:34 2013, tara, Notes, optic, coating optimization for AlGaAs multilayer1.JPGmultilayer2.JPGopt1_2013_07_29.pngnb_opt1_2013_07_29.pngT1200003_refcav.png
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Message ID: 1351     Entry time: Mon Sep 23 18:50:05 2013     In reply to: 1350     Reply to this: 1356
Author: tara 
Type: Notes 
Category: optic 
Subject: coating optimization for AlGaAs:error analysis 

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If that's true, then it means that a 1% deviation in the index of refraction of the low index material can by a 10x increase in the TO noise. Is this really true?

 That surprises me too, but, that's what the calculation gives me. It is also strange that deviation in nH has smaller effect on to TO noise than nL does. I'm checking it. I ran the code one more time, and still got the same result.

Note: when I calculate the error in refractive indices, I assume that the physical thickness is constant = x * lambda/ n_0. Where x is the optical thicknesss. But if the the actual refractive index is not n_0, it means the optical length is not x, but x*n/n_0. I think this is a valid assumption, if they control the physical thickness during the manufacturing process.

 

update:Tue Sep 24 02:09:28 2013

compare_indices.png

The TO noise level does really change a lot when nL is nL + sigma (nL=3.0+ 0.03), dark green trace. Most of the change comes from TR noise level (not shown in the plot). TE noise remains about the same level.  It might be worth a try to find another optimization that is less sensitive to the change in value of n. I'll spend sometime working on it.

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