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Effect of semiconductor laser characteristics on optical fiber sensor performance
Author(s): Kent B. Rochford; Allen H. Rose; I. G. Clarke; Gordon W. Day
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Paper Abstract

Optical sensor systems have source requirements that can be significantly different from those of optical communications and other technologies that have generally driven the development of semiconductor sources. In this paper, we examine basic interferometric, polarimetric, and other sensors. Relevant semiconductor source data is reviewed to illustrate the impact of source characteristics on sensor performance. The effect of low-frequency amplitude and frequency noise on sensor precision is described. Errors in sensor calibration due to amplitude and wavelength drifts are discussed. Examples of sensor performance using typical source data illustrate these issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2148, Laser Diode Technology and Applications VI, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176623
Show Author Affiliations
Kent B. Rochford, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Allen H. Rose, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
I. G. Clarke, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Gordon W. Day, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2148:
Laser Diode Technology and Applications VI
Pei Chuang Chen; Lawrence A. Johnson; Henryk Temkin, Editor(s)

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