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Interferometric strain measurements with a fiber-optic probe
Author(s): E. D. Burnham-Fay; D. W. Jacobs-Perkins; J. D. Ellis
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Paper Abstract

Experience at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics has shown that broadband base vibrations make it difficult to position cryogenic inertial confinement fusion targets. These effects must be mitigated for National Ignition Facility–scale targets; to this end an active vibration stabilization system is proposed. A single-mode optical fiber strain probe and a novel fiber contained heterodyne interferometer have been developed as a position feedback sensor for the vibration control system. A resolution limit of 54.5 nƐ; is measured with the optical strain gauge, limited by the lock-in amplifier. Experimental measurements of the sensor that show good agreement with reference resistive strain gauge measurements are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9576, Applied Advanced Optical Metrology Solutions, 95760F (2 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2188837
Show Author Affiliations
E. D. Burnham-Fay, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
D. W. Jacobs-Perkins, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
J. D. Ellis, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9576:
Applied Advanced Optical Metrology Solutions
Erik Novak; James D. Trolinger, Editor(s)

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