An Optical Fiber Displacement Sensor Using RF Interrogation Technique
AbstractWe propose a novel non-contact optical fiber displacement sensor. It uses a radio frequency (RF) interrogation technique which is based on bidirectional modulation of a Mach-Zehnder electro-optical modulator (MZ-EOM). The displacement is measured from the free spectral range (FSR) which is determined by the dip frequencies of the modulated MZ-EOM transfer function. In experiments, the proposed sensor showed a sensitivity of 456 kHz/mm or 1.043 kHz/V in a measurement range of 7 mm. The displacement resolution of the proposed sensor depends on the linewidth and the power of the optical source. Resolution better than 0.05 μm would be achieved if an optical source which has a linewidth narrower than 1.5 nm and a received power larger than −36 dBm is used. Also, the multiplexing characteristic of the proposed sensor was experimentally validated. View Full-Text
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Kim, H.-H.; Choi, S.-J.; Jeon, K.S.; Pan, J.-K. An Optical Fiber Displacement Sensor Using RF Interrogation Technique. Sensors 2016, 16, 277.
Kim H-H, Choi S-J, Jeon KS, Pan J-K. An Optical Fiber Displacement Sensor Using RF Interrogation Technique. Sensors. 2016; 16(3):277.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, Hyeon-Ho; Choi, Sang-Jin; Jeon, Keum S.; Pan, Jae-Kyung. 2016. "An Optical Fiber Displacement Sensor Using RF Interrogation Technique." Sensors 16, no. 3: 277.
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