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A macrobending fiber based micro-displacement sensor utilizing whispering-gallery modes
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Paper Abstract

An all-fiber micron displacement sensor with a simple configuration is proposed and investigated experimentally. The proposed fiber displacement sensor consists of a half-loop structure of bare high-bend loss singlemode fiber-1060XP, employing the well-known whispering gallery mode (WGM) effect. A ratiometric power measurement system for interrogating the proposed sensor is also presented. By measuring the change in ratio of bend loss in the ratiometric system, a change in displacement can be measured assuming the ratiometric system is calibrated. The proposed macrobending fiber based displacement sensor achieves a higher resolution (less than 100 nm of displacement) than other conventional fiber-optic sensors and also benefits from simplicity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 75033O (5 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.835397
Show Author Affiliations
Pengfei Wang, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Yuliya Semenova, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Qiang Wu, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Gerald Farrell, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7503:
20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Julian D. C. Jones, Editor(s)

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