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Recent progress in interferometric fiber sensor technology
Author(s): Alan D. Kersey
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Paper Abstract

The paper summarizes recent developments in interferometric fiber sensors for physical field applications, based on two-beam interferometric configurations, mainly the all-fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer. Developments in signal processing which are reviewed include those in phase noise reduction, low-phase noise sources, passive homodyne detection, and polarization phenomena, and recently developed multiplexing techniques. Special attention is given to applications of interferometric fiber-optic sensors in the areas of underwater acoustic sensing, magnetic sensing, and dc sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1367, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VIII, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24724
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Alan D. Kersey, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1367:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VIII
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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