We demonstrate a remote fiber sensing system with broadband sub-picostrain resolution. Its performance is enhanced by optimization of the fiber resonator design, such that its sensitivity is limited only by the pre-stabilzed laser frequency noise.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
M. B. Gray, J. H. Chow, I. C. Littler, and D. E. McClelland, "Laser Frequency Noise-Limited Ultra-Sensitive Remote Fiber Strain Detection System," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThL2.