BS in Physics
John P. Sharpe
In this experiment we utilize a Texas Instruments Digital Micromirror Device to impart a phase shift to the beams of a laser Doppler velocimeter. The advantages of this approach include low cost, low power consumption, a precisely known phase-stepping frequency, and the capability of working with a broad range of optical wavelengths. The velocities measured with the set up shown here are of order 1 cm/s.