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Fiber Optic Strain Sensing With Rf Interferometric Techniques
Author(s): E. O. Rausch; P. B. Ruffin
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Paper Abstract

The design, phase stability and strain sensitivity of a fiber optic interferometric strain sensor are discussed. For this sensor, the laser diode is modulated with a pulsed 100 MHz RF signal. The phase difference between the modulation recovered from the sensing leg and the reference RF oscillation is proportional to strain. Strain sensitivities as low as + 4.5 x 10-4 were measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1170, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins II, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963119
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E. O. Rausch, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
P. B. Ruffin, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1170:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins II
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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