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

  • 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.

Published
2020-09-08
How to Cite
[1]
C. Calgo, B. Dingel, and J. F. 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://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2020-3G-01.
Section
2D/3G Optics and Photonics (Short Presentations)