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Design of a novel vibration sensor based on Mach-Zehnder interferometer
Author(s): Shuyue Zhao; Benli Yu; Li Pan; Di Jin; Yuanyuan Zhang; Xuqiang Wu
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Paper Abstract

Because of a series of advantages such as high sensitivity, non-contact measurement, interferometric vibration sensors have attracted interest from a lot of researchers in vibration sensing field. In this paper, a novel Mach-Zehnder interferomtric vibration sensor which utilizes quadrature detection technology is proposed. In our system, non-polarized light source and 1/4 wave plate is used to obtain two in-phase and quadrature-phase (I/Q) signals. Compared with previous methods, this sensor system has a simple optical configuration and more reliable stability. Theoretical analysis indicates that this sensor can measure the vibration displacement accurately.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7853, Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications IV, 78532Q (9 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.870212
Show Author Affiliations
Shuyue Zhao, Anhui Univ. (China)
Benli Yu, Anhui Univ. (China)
Li Pan, Anhui Univ. (China)
Di Jin, Anhui Univ. (China)
Yuanyuan Zhang, Anhui Univ. (China)
Xuqiang Wu, Anhui Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7853:
Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications IV
Brian Culshaw; Yanbiao Liao; Anbo Wang; Xiaoyi Bao; Xudong Fan; Lin Zhang, Editor(s)

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