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Sensitivity enhancement in interferometric fiber sensors using the optical Kerr effect
Author(s): Chung-Ho Hsia
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Paper Abstract

Sensitivity enhancement in fiber interferometric sensors is achieved by connecting a balanced nonlinear Mach-Zehnder fiber interferometer (MZFI) to the sensing interferometer. Without changing the power of the source, the sensitivity is enhanced by a factor of nonlinear phase shift induced by the optical power in the nonlinear MZFI. The theory is also extended to remote fiber sensing systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1814, Optical Sensors, (26 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131289
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Chung-Ho Hsia, Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1814:
Optical Sensors
Chih-Hong Chen; Tieh-Chu Wang, Editor(s)

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