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Direct static-strain measurement utilizing signal fading and spectrum analysis in a fiber optic interferometric sensor
Author(s): Venkatapura S. Sudarshanam; Richard O. Claus
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Paper Abstract

A highly accurate linear method of static phase shift measurement based on the concurrent utilization of signal fading, a tan-1 algorithm and photovoltage spectrum analysis in a fiber optic interferometric strain sensor is presented. The static phase shift is superimposed on a controlled dynamic phase modulation derived from an optical phase modulator in one arm of the interferometer. Good agreement is demonstrated between the phase shift obtained through experiment and that from the theoretical analysis based on 1/f noise. This detection scheme has wide applications to static and dynamic phase shift measurements in fiber optic interferometric sensors used in several smart structure configurations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1918, Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation, (12 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147989
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Venkatapura S. Sudarshanam, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Richard O. Claus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1918:
Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation
Richard O. Claus, Editor(s)

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