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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2012
  • pp: 6997–7004

Linearity considerations in polarization-based vibration sensors

Nicolas Linze, Pierre Tihon, Olivier Verlinden, Patrice Mégret, and Marc Wuilpart  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 29, pp. 6997-7004 (2012)

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In this paper, the characteristics of a polarization-based vibration sensor are theoretically and experimentally analyzed with a focus on its sensitivity and linearity. It is shown that this sensor can correctly recover the vibration frequency spectrum (i.e., with limited distortions) up to an acceleration of 140m/s2, with a sensitivity equal to 9.98mV/(m/s2).

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2012
Published: October 5, 2012

Nicolas Linze, Pierre Tihon, Olivier Verlinden, Patrice Mégret, and Marc Wuilpart, "Linearity considerations in polarization-based vibration sensors," Appl. Opt. 51, 6997-7004 (2012)

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