Abstract

The demodulation algorithm is very important to improving the measurement accuracy of a sensing system. In this paper, the variable step size hill climbing search method will be initially used for the optical fiber Fabry–Perot (F–P) sensing demodulation algorithm. Compared with the traditional discrete gap transformation demodulation algorithm, the computation is greatly reduced by changing step size of each climb, which could achieve nano-scale resolution, high measurement accuracy, high demodulation rates, and large dynamic demodulation range. An optical fiber F–P pressure sensor based on micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) has been fabricated to carry out the experiment, and the results show that the resolution of the algorithm can reach nano-scale level, the sensor’s sensitivity is about 2.5  nm/KPa, which is similar to the theoretical value, and this sensor has great reproducibility.

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» Data File 1       The result of continuous measurement
» Data File 2       The result of pressure calibration experiments

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