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Tapered fiber-based diaphragm-type pressure sensor
Author(s): Gang He; Marek T. Wlodarczyk; Emery L. Moore
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Paper Abstract

We present a theoretical and experimental study of a tapered optical fiber-based sensor design that significantly increases optical detection sensitivities for measurement of small mechanical deflections in diaphragm-type fiber optic pressure sensors. By using tapered fibers, we experimentally observed up to eight-fold increases in optical signal modulation levels. We also discuss taper design considerations that maintain system optical power throughput and provide consistent increases in numerical apertures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2070, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XI, (9 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169932
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Gang He, OPTRAND Inc. (United States)
Marek T. Wlodarczyk, OPTRAND Inc. (United States)
Emery L. Moore, OPTRAND Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2070:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XI
Ramon P. DePaula, Editor(s)

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