Impact of non-ideal factors on the performance of the Michelson-Gires-Tournois Interferometer (MGTI)-based analogue of the Thomas angle in special relativity

Authors

  • Clyde J. Calgo Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Benjamin B. Dingel Ateneo Innovation Center, Ateneo de Manila University and Nasfine Photonics http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0819-3647
  • Justin Frederick L. Lim Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University

Abstract

We investigate the combined impact of two non-ideal factors [(i) Gires-Tournois resonator (GTR) imperfection and (ii) interferometric error] on the performance of a Michelson-Gires-Tournois interferometer (MGTI)-based analogue of the Thomas angle in Special Relativity. We aim to minimize the impacts of these factors to get a <5% overall error in obtaining the Thomas angle from the MGTI. We report that (i) the GTR's imperfect back mirror coating must have a reflectance r0 ≥ 0.9534 to get a 1% maximum deviation of the mimicked Thomas angle and (ii) the path-length difference interferometric error of the MGTI must be ≤ λ/30 to have a ≥ 95% effective parameter input range.

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2020-10-19

How to Cite

[1]
CJ Calgo, BB Dingel, and JFL Lim, Impact of non-ideal factors on the performance of the Michelson-Gires-Tournois Interferometer (MGTI)-based analogue of the Thomas angle in special relativity, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 38, SPP-2020-3G-01 (2020). URL: https://proceedings.spp-online.org/article/view/SPP-2020-3G-01.

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Optics and Photonics (Short Presentations)