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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1988
  • pp: 850–852

Dual-sensor technique for extending the dynamic range of a fiber-optic interferometric sensor

Kin S. Chiang and Hidemi Tsuchida  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 850-852 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000850


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Abstract

A sensor consisting of two fiber-optic interferometers of slightly different sensitivities can offer both high sensitivity and a wide dynamic range when the phase difference between the two interferometer outputs is used to identify the order of the fringe from either interferometer output. This technique is demonstrated with a polarimetric temperature sensor utilizing two different lengths of stress-induced birefringent fibers as sensing elements.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 17, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988

Citation
Kin S. Chiang and Hidemi Tsuchida, "Dual-sensor technique for extending the dynamic range of a fiber-optic interferometric sensor," Opt. Lett. 13, 850-852 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-10-850


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