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Technologies 2014, 2(3), 115-128; doi:10.3390/technologies2030115
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Crustal Strain Observation Using a Two-Color Interferometer with Accurate Correction of Refractive Index of Air

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Received: 30 April 2014; in revised form: 23 June 2014 / Accepted: 24 June 2014 / Published: 4 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Precision Measurements and Metrology Using Lasers)
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Abstract: A highly accurate two-color interferometer with automatic correction of the refractive index of air was developed for crustal strain observation. The two-color interferometer, which can measure a geometrical distance of approximately 70 m, with a relative resolution of 2 × 10−9, clearly detected a change in strain due to earth tides in spite of optical measurement in air. Moreover, a large strain quake due to an earthquake could be observed without disturbing the measurement. We demonstrated the advantages of the two-color interferometer in air for geodetic observation.
Keywords: two-color interferometer; heterodyne interferometer; refractive index of air; distance measurement; strain observation two-color interferometer; heterodyne interferometer; refractive index of air; distance measurement; strain observation
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Telada, S.; Araya, A.; Takamori, A. Crustal Strain Observation Using a Two-Color Interferometer with Accurate Correction of Refractive Index of Air. Technologies 2014, 2, 115-128.

AMA Style

Telada S, Araya A, Takamori A. Crustal Strain Observation Using a Two-Color Interferometer with Accurate Correction of Refractive Index of Air. Technologies. 2014; 2(3):115-128.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Telada, Souichi; Araya, Akito; Takamori, Akiteru. 2014. "Crustal Strain Observation Using a Two-Color Interferometer with Accurate Correction of Refractive Index of Air." Technologies 2, no. 3: 115-128.

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