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Fiber Optic Sensors: An Overview
Author(s): Charles M. Davis
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic sensor technology is explained in terms of theory and applications. Two classes of sensing devices are discussed: amplitude-modulated sensors and phase-modulated sensors. Specific examples of amplitude-modulated devices--one a pressure sensor using an optical reflection technique and another an accelerometer using a microbend technique--are described. Four types of fiber optic interferometers used in phase-modulated sensors are addressed. A highly sensitive fiber optic accelerometer using a Mach-Zehnder interferometer is detailed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0478, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors II, (17 September 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.942650
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Charles M. Davis, Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0478:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors II
Emery L. Moore; O. Glenn Ramer, Editor(s)

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