Modeling of Distributed Sensing of Elastic Waves by Fiber-Optic Interferometry
AbstractThis paper deals with the transduction of strain accompanying elastic waves in solids by firmly attached optical fibers. Stretching sections of optical fibers changes the time required by guided light to pass such sections. Exploiting interferometric techniques, highly sensitive fiber-optic strain transducers are feasible based on this fiber-intrinsic effect. The impact on the actual strain conversion of the fiber segment’s shape and size, as well as its inclination to the elastic wavefront is studied. FEM analyses show that severe distortions of the interferometric response occur when the attached fiber length spans a noticeable fraction of the elastic wavelength. Analytical models of strain transduction are presented for typical transducer shapes. They are used to compute input-output relationships for the transduction of narrow-band strain pulses as a function of the mechanical wavelength. The described approach applies to many transducers depending on the distributed interaction with the investigated object. View Full-Text
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Agbodjan Prince, J.; Kohl, F.; Sauter, T. Modeling of Distributed Sensing of Elastic Waves by Fiber-Optic Interferometry. Sensors 2016, 16, 1433.
Agbodjan Prince J, Kohl F, Sauter T. Modeling of Distributed Sensing of Elastic Waves by Fiber-Optic Interferometry. Sensors. 2016; 16(9):1433.Chicago/Turabian Style
Agbodjan Prince, Just; Kohl, Franz; Sauter, Thilo. 2016. "Modeling of Distributed Sensing of Elastic Waves by Fiber-Optic Interferometry." Sensors 16, no. 9: 1433.
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