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An Analysis Of The Photothermal Drive Of A Quartz Force Sensor
Author(s): Kim Mallalieu; Robert Youngquist; D.E. N. Davies; G. F. Jones
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Paper Abstract

This paper investigates the feasibility of running a quartz force sensor with an optical drive. The general theory behind optical (strictly speaking, photothermal) driving of a resonant structure is presented and this is used in conjunction with empirical results obtained from an existing system to clarify problem areas and to suggest improvements. A straightforward method for optical reading is briefly described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0522, Fibre Optics '85, (22 August 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946244
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Kim Mallalieu, University College London (England)
Robert Youngquist, University College London (England)
D.E. N. Davies, University College London (England)
G. F. Jones, Marconi Research Centre (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0522:
Fibre Optics '85
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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