Abstract

Experimental and theoretical results are presented on a simple compact fiber-optic sensor that uses a mirror placed on the end of a mass-loaded cantilevered elastic beam. Deflections of the beam due to acceleration are read out with multimode optical fibers and with a quarter-pitch GRIN rod lens. Two output fibers are used in a balanced-detection scheme. In the audio-frequency range, the minimum detectable acceleration is 2.4 × 10−6 Grms, and the maximum measurable acceleration is 39 Grms. The device is also sensitive to dc accelerations. However, during dc sensing, a fiber bending noise is found. This noise decreases the dynamic range of the accelerometer.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (27)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription