Abstract

A new concept to measure rotation angles based on a fiber-optic modal Mach–Zehnder interferometer is demonstrated by using a nonadiabatic taper cascaded with a long-period fiber grating. Information about the magnitude of the rotation angle can be obtained from the measurement of the interference pattern visibility, and under certain conditions it is also possible to obtain the sign of the rotation angle from the induced phase variation in the fiber interferometer.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Refractive index sensing based on Mach–Zehnder interferometer formed by three cascaded single-mode fiber tapers

Di Wu, Tao Zhu, Ming Deng, De-Wen Duan, Lei-Lei Shi, Jun Yao, and Yun-Jiang Rao
Appl. Opt. 50(11) 1548-1553 (2011)

All-fiber Mach-Zehnder curvature sensor based on multimode interference combined with a long-period grating

O. Frazão, J. Viegas, P. Caldas, J. L. Santos, F. M. Araújo, L. A. Ferreira, and F. Farahi
Opt. Lett. 32(21) 3074-3076 (2007)

Cascaded long-period gratings with nanostructured coatings

Stephen W. James, Imran Ishaq, Geoffrey J. Ashwell, and Ralph P. Tatam
Opt. Lett. 30(17) 2197-2199 (2005)

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 (4)

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

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