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An Optical Fibre Pressure Sensor
Author(s): J. P. Dakin; C. A. Wade; P. B. Withers
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Paper Abstract

The design, construction and testing of a fibre optic pressure sensor based on a reflecting Fabry-Perot etalon is described. The etalon comprised one fixed mirror and a second mirror designed to flex under the action of the pressure being monitored. A single multimode fibre was used to connect the passive, remote sensor to the transmitter/receiver section, and dual wavelength referencing was used to eliminate the effects of bending-induced attenuation in the fibre.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0734, Fibre Optics '87, (17 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.938017
Show Author Affiliations
J. P. Dakin, Plessey Research Roke Manor Limited (United Kingdom)
C. A. Wade, Plessey Research Roke Manor Limited (United Kingdom)
P. B. Withers, Plessey Research Roke Manor Limited (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0734:
Fibre Optics '87
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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