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A sensitive polarization hydrophone
Author(s): J. Donald Beasley; David W. Stowe; Vincent J. Tekippe; Paul M. Kopera; Douglas R. Moore
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Paper Abstract

A sensitive single-fiber acoustic sensor has been constructed by securing single-mode fiber to the diaphragm of an acoustic cavity. The acoustic pressure induces a birefrin-gence in the fiber and alters the state of polarization of the light. The sensor is capable of detecting a minimum pressure of 33dB re 111Pa/âœ"Hz and exhibits a sensitivity that is comparable to fiber-optic Mach-Zehnder interferometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0412, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors I, (19 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935807
Show Author Affiliations
J. Donald Beasley, Gould Research Center (United States)
David W. Stowe, Gould Research Center (United States)
Vincent J. Tekippe, Gould Research Center (United States)
Paul M. Kopera, Gould Research Center (United States)
Douglas R. Moore, Gould Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0412:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors I
Emery L. Moore; O. Glenn Ramer, Editor(s)

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