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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1983
  • pp: 1771–1774

Fiber-optic acceleration sensor based on the photoelastic effect

Shuichi Tai, Kazuo Kyuma, and Masahiro Nunoshita  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 1771-1774 (1983)

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A novel type of fiber-optic acceleration sensor was constructed of a photoelastic substance such as isotropic epoxy resin, DAP (diallylphthalate polymer), or LiNbO3 single crystal. By a weight placed on the upper surface of the rectangular rod of photoelastic material, stress-induced birefringence is brought about in response to vibrational acceleration. With this sensor, acceleration from 10−3 to 30 G was accurately measured in the frequency range from dc to 3 kHz.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 25, 1982
Published: June 1, 1983

Shuichi Tai, Kazuo Kyuma, and Masahiro Nunoshita, "Fiber-optic acceleration sensor based on the photoelastic effect," Appl. Opt. 22, 1771-1774 (1983)

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