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A common path fibre optic based interferometric displacement sensor with enhanced range
Author(s): D. A. Jackson; R. Cernat; A. Podoleanu
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Paper Abstract

The transfer functions of single and dual interferometric cavities were measured with 1300nm high power, tuneable fibre laser with a coherence length of 20mm. The interferrogram of the dual cavity is complex. The positions of the surfaces in the cavities were determined using Fast Fourier transforms. A feature of the dual cavity is an increase in the 'effective' coherence length of the source, illuminating a simple common path interferometer. A 4*1 optical switch was incorporated with the laser allowing near simultaneous data to be recorded from up to 4 probes. A potential application for a dual cavity probe is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 8421AN (7 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.968587
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D. A. Jackson, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
R. Cernat, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
A. Podoleanu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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