The behavior of a system of fiber-optic white-light interferometric sensors is analyzed. Analytical expressions for contrasts of all the interference patterns that may occur at the setup’s output are derived as a function of coupling coefficients between successive sensors. Two cases of exemplary systems consisting of highly birefringent optical fibers, one with nondichroic the other with some polarizing fibers, are analyzed.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 10, 1997
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 1997
Published: December 1, 1997
Władysław A. Woźniak, Piotr Kurzynowski, Wacław Urbańczyk, and Wojtek J. Bock, "Contrast analysis for a fiber-optic white-light interferometric system," Appl. Opt. 36, 8862-8870 (1997)