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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2622–2624

Optical fiber strain sensor using fiber resonator based on frequency comb Vernier spectroscopy

Liang Zhang, Ping Lu, Li Chen, Chaoran Huang, Deming Liu, and Shibin Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2622-2624 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002622


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Abstract

A novel (to our best knowledge) optical fiber strain sensor using a fiber ring resonator based on frequency comb Vernier spectroscopy is proposed and demonstrated. A passively mode-locked optical fiber laser is employed to generate a phased-locked frequency comb. Strain applied to the optical fiber of the fiber ring resonator can be measured with the transmission spectrum. A good linearity is obtained between displacement and the inverse of wavelength spacing with an R2 of 0.9989, and high sensitivities better than 40pm/με within the range of 0 to 10με are achieved. The sensitivity can be proportionally improved by increasing the length of the optical fiber ring resonator.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2012
Published: June 25, 2012

Citation
Liang Zhang, Ping Lu, Li Chen, Chaoran Huang, Deming Liu, and Shibin Jiang, "Optical fiber strain sensor using fiber resonator based on frequency comb Vernier spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 37, 2622-2624 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-13-2622


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