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Fiber optic calorimeter
Author(s): Pepe G. Davis; Jeff Bush; Stephen Bayliss; Clifford R. Rudy
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Paper Abstract

A twin-bridge fiber optic calorimeter has been built and is currently being tested at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The intrinsic optical phase shift induced by changes in temperature is measured in both a reference canister and a sample canister. This system incorporates two Michelson interferometers each with an optical path mismatch of 1.6 km. A digital demodulation scheme is used which produces a 32 bit phase word which tracks up to 500,000 fringes with a resolution of 10-4 fringe, giving the system a dynamic range greater than 109. Both interferometers are demodulated simultaneously at a rate of 83 kHz. The phase difference between the reference and sample interferometers is proportional to the temperature difference between the canisters and therefore correlates to the power produced by the sample in question. The optical system performance will be described along with preliminary calorimetric measurement results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3489, Fourth Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop, (23 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323428
Show Author Affiliations
Pepe G. Davis, Optiphase, Inc. (United States)
Jeff Bush, Optiphase, Inc. (United States)
Stephen Bayliss, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Clifford R. Rudy, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3489:
Fourth Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop
Chuck C. Jung; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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