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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1989
  • pp: 251–253

High-sensitivity fiber-optic accelerometer

A. S. Gerges, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, and D. A. Jackson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 251-253 (1989)

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We describe a novel accelerometer in which the sensing element is a weighted diaphragm. The displacement of the diaphragm produced by acceleration is measured using a miniature hemispherical air-spaced Fabry–Perot interferometer, of which one mirror is mounted on the diaphragm. The interferometer is illuminated by a diode laser and addressed through a monomode optical fiber.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 25, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 1988
Published: February 15, 1989

A. S. Gerges, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, and D. A. Jackson, "High-sensitivity fiber-optic accelerometer," Opt. Lett. 14, 251-253 (1989)

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