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Large dynamic range electronically scanned "white-light" interferometer with optical fiber Young's structure
Author(s): Steve Chen; Alan J. Rogers; B. T. Meggitt
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Paper Abstract

A novel optical-fiber version of Young's interferometer using a low coherent light source and a linear CCD detector is described. With its unique, simple structure, this interferometer greatly reduces the spatial coherence mismatch from which other electronically scanned 'white-light' interferometers suffer. Experimental results are presented for the use of this interferometer as a strain or temperature sensor with large dynamic range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1511, Fiber Optic Sensors: Engineering and Applications, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45980
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Steve Chen, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Alan J. Rogers, King's College London (United Kingdom)
B. T. Meggitt, Sira Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1511:
Fiber Optic Sensors: Engineering and Applications
Anastasius J.A. Bruinsma; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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