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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 7614–7619

Fabry–Perot diaphragm fiber-optic sensor

Ken K. Chin, Yan Sun, Guanhua Feng, George E. Georgiou, Kangzhu Guo, Edip Niver, Harry Roman, and Karen Noe  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 31, pp. 7614-7619 (2007)

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The general theory of a diaphragm fiber-optic sensor (DFOS) is proposed. We use a critical test to determine if a DFOS is based on Fabry–Perot interference or intensity modulation. By use of the critical test, this is the first design, to the best of our knowledge, of a purely Fabry–Perot DFOS, fabricated with microelectromechanical system technology, and characterized as an audible microphone and ultrasonic hydrophone with orders of improvement in signal-to-noise ratio.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2007
Published: October 23, 2007

Ken K. Chin, Yan Sun, Guanhua Feng, George E. Georgiou, Kangzhu Guo, Edip Niver, Harry Roman, and Karen Noe, "Fabry-Perot diaphragm fiber-optic sensor," Appl. Opt. 46, 7614-7619 (2007)

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