OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1993
  • pp: 2062–2064

High-resolution force sensing by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser

Wolfgang Holzapfel and Martin Finnemann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 2062-2064 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.002062


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (435 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Mechanical forces can be converted into electrical signal frequencies at high linearity and precision over a seven-decade range by use of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser and a mixing photodiode. Active signal stabilization of the laser is not required. The observed errors (drift, creep, and hysteresis) are at the lower measuring limit. Diode-pumped Nd:YAG technology offers the chance to realize miniaturized high-accuracy sensors for force and acceleration.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 12, 1993
Published: December 1, 1993

Citation
Wolfgang Holzapfel and Martin Finnemann, "High-resolution force sensing by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 18, 2062-2064 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-18-23-2062


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. G. Jäger, in Proceedings of the 11th Triennial World Congress of the International Measurementation Confederation (Instrument Society of America, Houston, Tex., 1988), pp. 431–445.
  2. W. Holzapfel, W. Settgast, Appl. Phys. B 49, 169 (1989). [CrossRef]
  3. W. Holzapfel, W. Settgast, Appl. Opt. 28, 4585 (1989). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. S. Tai, K. Kyuma, M. Nunoshita, Appl. Opt. 22, 1771 (1983). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. F. Maystre, R. Dändliker, Appl. Opt. 28, 1995 (1989). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. H. K. Kim, S. K. Kim, H. G. Park, B. Y. Kim, Opt. Lett. 18, 317 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. A. Owyoung, P. Esherick, Opt. Lett. 12, 999 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 2nd ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988), pp. 367 and 49.
  9. B. Zhou, T. J. Kane, G. J. Dixon, R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. 10, 62 (1985). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited