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Microbend Loss Fiber Optic Direction And Amplitude Sensor For Underwater Applications
Author(s): Ashish M. Vengsarkar; Kent A. Murphy; Tuan A Tran; Richard O. Claus
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Paper Abstract

Dual purpose fiber optic microbend loss sensors have been developed for measurement of underwater acoustic wave amplitudes and for detection of the direction of wave propagation. Cylindrical sensing elements with external threads have fiber wound around them. Axial slots, cut along the length of the cylinder and deeper than the threads, provide the microbends. Two different construction schemes for cylindrical sensing elements are considered. The dual purpose hydrophones have been characterized for frequencies ranging from 15 kHz to 75 kHz. Long fibers with different coatings and sensing elements with different variations in mechanical wave-lengths can be shown to improve the sensitivity of the sensing system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0985, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VI, (1 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948849
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Ashish M. Vengsarkar, Virginia Polytecimic Institute and State University (United States)
Kent A. Murphy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)
Tuan A Tran, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)
Richard O. Claus, Virginia Polytecluuc Institute and State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0985:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VI
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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