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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1992
  • pp: 7361–7366

Optical fiber sensing with a low-finesse Fabry–Perot cavity

J. L. Santos, A. P. Leite, and D. A. Jackson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 34, pp. 7361-7366 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.007361


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Abstract

A detailed comparison between a low-finesse Fabry–Perot cavity and a typical two-beam interferometer is developed and checked experimentally. The consequences of approximating the true Fabry–Perot function by the two-beam function are evaluated for commonly used signal-processing schemes in order to quantify the final error introduced in various fiber sensing schemes employing this configuration.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 5, 1992
Published: December 1, 1992

Citation
J. L. Santos, A. P. Leite, and D. A. Jackson, "Optical fiber sensing with a low-finesse Fabry–Perot cavity," Appl. Opt. 31, 7361-7366 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-34-7361


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