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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: 381–383

Pseudo working-point control measurement scheme for acoustic sensitivity of interferometric fiber-optic hydrophones

Zefeng Wang, Yongming Hu, Zhou Meng, and Ming Ni  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 5, pp. 381-383 (2008)


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Abstract

A novel pseudo working-point control measurement scheme for the acoustic sensitivity of interferometric fiber-optic hydrophones is described and demonstrated. The measurement principle is introduced in detail. An experimental system, which interrogates an interferometric fiber-optic hydrophone with this method, is designed. The acoustic pressure phase sensitivity of the fiber-optic hydrophone is measured over the frequency range of 20-2500 Hz. The measured acoustic sensitivity is about -156.5 dB re 1 rad/μPa with a fluctuation lower than ±2 dB, which is in good agreement with the results obtained by the method of phase generated carrier. The experimental results testify the validity of this new method which has the advantages of no electric elements in the sensing head, the simplicity of signal processing, and wide working bandwidth.

© 2008 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

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Zefeng Wang, Yongming Hu, Zhou Meng, and Ming Ni, "Pseudo working-point control measurement scheme for acoustic sensitivity of interferometric fiber-optic hydrophones," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 381-383 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-6-5-381

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