Abstract

The multiplexing and demodulation of interferometric sensors using a time-division/phase-generated carrier approach is described. The scheme uses slightly unbalanced interferometers and laser frequency modulation to effect the interrogation of the sensors, while the time-division multiplexing allows individual sensors to be addressed. Phase sensitivities of 20μrad/Hz and cross-talk levels of <−47 dB are demonstrated for a three-sensor network.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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