Advanced phasemeter for deep phase modulation interferometry Academic Article uri icon


  • We present the development of an advanced phasemeter for the deep phase modulation interferometry technique. This technique aims for precise length measurements with a high dynamic range using little optical hardware. The advanced phasemeter uses fast ADCs and an FPGA to implement a design of multiple single-bin Fourier transforms running at high sampling rates. Non-linear noise sources in the design were analyzed and suppressed. A null measurement with an optical beatnote signal using λ = 1064nm was conducted. It showed a sensitivity of 0.8μrad/√Hz below 10Hz and 13.3μrad/√Hz above, with a large dynamic range. The shown performance could enable the measuring of optical path lengths with sensitivities down to 0.14pm/√Hz and 2.3pm/√Hz, respectively, over several fringes in an interferometric setup.

published proceedings

  • Optics Express

altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

  • Schwarze, T. S., Gerberding, O., Cervantes, F. G., Heinzel, G., & Danzmann, K.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Schwarze, Thomas S||Gerberding, Oliver||Cervantes, Felipe Guzmán||Heinzel, Gerhard||Danzmann, Karsten

publication date

  • July 2014