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Theoretical And Experimental Analysis Of A Fiber Optic Proximity Probe
Author(s): Leo Hoogenboom; Gregory Hull-Allen; Steven Wang
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Paper Abstract

To allow computer synthesis of the response of commercial multifiber optical proximity probes, an investigation was made of the response of a single pair of fibers. A theoretical and experimental analysis was made of the coupling of an illuminating and receiving fiber through reflection off a dull or specular target. A computer program was developed that superposes the responses of all fiber pairs in a probe that may contain up to 2400 fibers, with a total of 12002 pairings maximum. A comparison is made between the computed and measured response of an actual probe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1984
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0478, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors II, (17 September 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.942659
Show Author Affiliations
Leo Hoogenboom, Mechanical Technology Incorporated (United States)
Gregory Hull-Allen, Mechanical Technology Incorporated (United States)
Steven Wang, Mechanical Technology Incorporated (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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