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Simultaneous measurement of fiber strain and temperature using a two-mode fiber acousto-optic scanning interferometer
Author(s): Pranay G. Sinha; Toshihiko T. Yoshino
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Paper Abstract

We have utilized a traveling acoustic pulse in a two-mode optical fiber to create a moving beam splitter to couple light from LP01 to LP11 mode. As these optical modes have different group velocities, a variable intermodal delay is generated as a function acoustic pulse position in the fiber. The device can be used in low-coherence interferometry to scan time delay for making fast extended range absolute measurement using simple analog electronic circuits. With this scanning technique we demonstrate measurement of absolute strain over 1600 (mu) (epsilon) in the temperature range 20-60 degrees C with resolutions of the order of 40 (mu) (epsilon) and 0.7 degrees C, respectively, employing highly birefringent fibers as sensing elements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3541, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors and Applications; Including Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors VII, (3 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339077
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Pranay G. Sinha, Gunma Univ. (United States)
Toshihiko T. Yoshino, Gunma Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3541:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors and Applications; Including Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors VII
Alan D. Kersey; John P. Dakin; John P. Dakin; Alan D. Kersey; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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