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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2014
  • pp: 19573–19580

Ultrasonic imaging of seismic physical models using a phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating

Jingjing Guo, Shigui Xue, Qun Zhao, and Changxi Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 19573-19580 (2014)

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We report what is to our knowledge the first ultrasonic imaging of seismic physical models by using a phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating (PS-FBG). Seismic models, which consist of multiple layer structures, were immersed in water. Piezoelectric (PZT) transducer was used to generate ultrasonic waves and a PS-FBG as a receiver. Two-dimensional (2D) ultrasonic images were reconstructed by scanning the PS-FBG with a high-precision position scanning device. In order to suppress the low-frequency drift of the Bragg wavelength during scanning, a tight wavelength tracking method was employed to lock the laser to the PS-FBG resonance in its reflection bandgap. The ultrasonic images captured by the PS-FBG have been compared with the images obtained by the geophysical imaging system, Sinopec, demonstrating the feasibility of our PS-FBG based imaging system in seismic modeling studies.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: June 30, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 28, 2014
Published: August 6, 2014

Jingjing Guo, Shigui Xue, Qun Zhao, and Changxi Yang, "Ultrasonic imaging of seismic physical models using a phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Express 22, 19573-19580 (2014)

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