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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 1993
  • pp: 4685–4689

Submicrometer displacement sensing using inner-product multimode fiber speckle fields

Francis T. S. Yu, Meiyuan Wen, Shizhuo Yin, and Chii-Maw Uang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 32, Issue 25, pp. 4685-4689 (1993)

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A multimode fiber sensor using the intensity inner product of speckle fields is presented. The sensitivity and the dynamic range of the displacement sensing are quantitatively analyzed. We show that the sensitivity of displacement can be in the submicrometer range. Experimental performances show that the results are consistent with the calculated results.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 14, 1992
Published: September 1, 1993

Francis T. S. Yu, Meiyuan Wen, Shizhuo Yin, and Chii-Maw Uang, "Submicrometer displacement sensing using inner-product multimode fiber speckle fields," Appl. Opt. 32, 4685-4689 (1993)

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