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Research Article Volume 2 Issue 3

Design and Simulation of Mach-Zehnder Interferometer by Using ZEMAX Optic Studio

Muddasir Naeem* and Tayyab Imran

Group of Laser Development (GoLD), Department of Physics, Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Sector U D.H.A, Lahore, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Muddasir Naeem, Group of Laser Development (GoLD), Department of Physics, Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Sector U D.H.A, Lahore, Pakistan.

Received: January 27, 2022; Published: February 11, 2022


A compact interferometer is designed and simulated using ZEMAX Optic Studio based on Mach-Zehnder geometry. This design includes an optical system consisting of He-Ne laser, fully reflecting mirrors, beam splitters (1:1) and detectors (Image Sensor). Simulations results are simulated in non-sequential mode using the physical optics propagation (POP) approach. 3D layout, shaded model, fringes pattern, coherence irradiance plot, coherent phase is simulated for the designed Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The coherent sum of the array amplitudes shows the interference fringes between the two beams. The total power is conserved between incoherent and coherent additions, but the peak irradiance of the coherent beam is two times that of the incoherent beam sum as it should be. The results show that the system is working perfectly; a compact and cost-effective interferometer can be built using this design.

Keywords: Mach-Zehnder; Splitter; Zemax; Coherent Phase; Coherent Irradiance


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Citation: Muddasir Naeem and Tayyab Imran. “Design and Simulation of Mach-Zehnder Interferometer by Using ZEMAX Optic Studio". Acta Scientific Applied Physics 2.3 (2022): 02-06.


Copyright: © 2022 Muddasir Naeem and Tayyab Imran. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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