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Sensors 2016, 16(8), 1179; doi:10.3390/s16081179

All-Fiber Configuration Laser Self-Mixing Doppler Velocimeter Based on Distributed Feedback Fiber Laser

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Key Laboratory of Opto-Electronic Information Acquisition and Manipulation of Ministry of Education, Anhui University, Jiulong Road 111#, Hefei 230601, China
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Key Laboratory of Environmental Optics and Technology, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
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State Key Laboratory of Transducer Technology, Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 350 Shu Shang Hu Road, Hefei 230031, China
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Academic Editor: Vittorio M. N. Passaro
Received: 30 May 2016 / Revised: 18 July 2016 / Accepted: 19 July 2016 / Published: 27 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

In this paper, a novel velocimeter based on laser self-mixing Doppler technology has been developed for speed measurement. The laser employed in our experiment is a distributed feedback (DFB) fiber laser, which is an all-fiber structure using only one Fiber Bragg Grating to realize optical feedback and wavelength selection. Self-mixing interference for optical velocity sensing is experimentally investigated in this novel system, and the experimental results show that the Doppler frequency is linearly proportional to the velocity of a moving target, which agrees with the theoretical analysis commendably. In our experimental system, the velocity measurement can be achieved in the range of 3.58 mm/s–2216 mm/s with a relative error under one percent, demonstrating that our novel all-fiber configuration velocimeter can implement wide-range velocity measurements with high accuracy. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-mixing effect; DFB fiber laser; Laser Doppler Velocimeter (LDV) self-mixing effect; DFB fiber laser; Laser Doppler Velocimeter (LDV)
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Wu, S.; Wang, D.; Xiang, R.; Zhou, J.; Ma, Y.; Gui, H.; Liu, J.; Wang, H.; Lu, L.; Yu, B. All-Fiber Configuration Laser Self-Mixing Doppler Velocimeter Based on Distributed Feedback Fiber Laser. Sensors 2016, 16, 1179.

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