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Generation and detection of ultrasonic stress waves in materials using embedded optical fibers
Author(s): C. D. Thompson; William V. Miller; Richard O. Claus
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Paper Abstract

Broadband ultrasonic stress waves have been generated and detected in solid resin specimens using embedded fiber elements. Generation was achieved by launching a short, high energy pulse into a large diameter fiber rod having one end embedded in the specimen. Absorption at an absorber location along the length of the fiber produced ultrasonic wave motion through rapid localized heating. The generated waves were detected using a stabilized Mach-Zehnder fiber interferometer with part of one arm embedded several centimeters from the generation site.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1370, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins III, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.24847
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C. D. Thompson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
William V. Miller, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Richard O. Claus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1370:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins III
Richard O. Claus; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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