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Interrogation systems for slab coupled optical fiber sensors
Author(s): Jon Noren; Richard Selfridge; Stephen Schultz
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Paper Abstract

This paper provides a description of electric field sensing using the slab coupled optical fiber sensor (SCOS) with an emphasis on the detection electronics. This analysis includes estimated signal strength and the main noise sources. With all noise eliminated except for the shot noise in the photodetector, thermal noise in the terminating resistor, and the thermal noise in the low noise amplifier the theoretical sensitivity is calculated to be 0.85 V/m Hz^0.5. The signal is measured using an electrical spectrum analyzer and found to have a sensitivity of 1.34 V/m Hz^0.5.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7982, Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems 2011, 79820R (20 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880912
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Jon Noren, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Richard Selfridge, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Stephen Schultz, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7982:
Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems 2011
Wolfgang Ecke; Kara J. Peters; Theodore E. Matikas, Editor(s)

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