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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 16543–16548

Self-mixing interference in fiber ring laser and its application for vibration measurement

Xiajuan Dai, Ming Wang, Yi Zhao, and Junping Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 16543-16548 (2009)

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A new approach for self-mixing interference in fiber ring laser and its application to vibration measurement is presented. Fourier transform method is proposed to improve the measurement accuracy of such an active sensing, in which the basic frequency of self-mixing interference signal is used to determine the frequency of vibration, and the stop order of the harmonic components is proportional to the amplitude of vibration. We have demonstrated this system to measure the microscopic vibration of a remote target. Some errors due to this method are discussed. The maximum error of the amplitude is about λ/10 and the maximum error of the frequency is about 10%, showing a good agreement with the simulative results.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(120.7280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Vibration analysis

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: July 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2009
Published: September 1, 2009

Xiajuan Dai, Ming Wang, Yi Zhao, and Junping Zhou, "Self-mixing interference in fiber ring laser and its application for vibration measurement," Opt. Express 17, 16543-16548 (2009)

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