Abstract

A tunable Fabry–Perot-resonator-based fiber-optic white-light interferometric quasi-distributed sensing system permitting absolute length measurement in a remote reflective sensor array is proposed and demonstrated. The sensor reflective signals characteristics have been analyzed, and the relationship between light signal intensities and sensors number was given for multiplexing potential evaluation. The proposed sensing scheme will be useful for the measurement of strain distribution. An important application could be deformation sensing in smart structures. Experimentally, a four-sensor array has been demonstrated.

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[CrossRef]

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W. V. Sorin and D. M. Baney, Bull. Pol. Acad. Sci.: Biol. Sci. 7, 917 (1995).

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D. Inaudi, A. Elamari, L. Pflug, N. Gisin, J. Breguet, and S. Vurpillot, Sens. Actuators A 44, 125 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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A. B. L. Ribeiro and D. A. Jackson, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 64, 2974 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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C. E. Lee and H. F. Taylor, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 129 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. L. Brooks, R. H. Wentworth, R. C. Youngquist, M. Tur, B. Y. Kim, and H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 1062 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Ansari, F.

L. B. Yuan and F. Ansari, Sens. Actuators A 63, 177 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Baney, D. M.

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Beheim, G.

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D. Inaudi, A. Elamari, L. Pflug, N. Gisin, J. Breguet, and S. Vurpillot, Sens. Actuators A 44, 125 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Elamari, A.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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H. C. Lefevre, Proceedings of Seventh Optical Fiber Sensors Conference (Institution of Radio and Electronics Engineering, 1990), pp. 345-351.

Pflug, L.

D. Inaudi, A. Elamari, L. Pflug, N. Gisin, J. Breguet, and S. Vurpillot, Sens. Actuators A 44, 125 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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A. B. L. Ribeiro and D. A. Jackson, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 64, 2974 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Zhou, L. M.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Bull. Pol. Acad. Sci.: Biol. Sci. (1)

W. V. Sorin and D. M. Baney, Bull. Pol. Acad. Sci.: Biol. Sci. 7, 917 (1995).

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

L. B. Yuan, L. M. Zhou, and W. Jin, J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 1313 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Brooks, R. H. Wentworth, R. C. Youngquist, M. Tur, B. Y. Kim, and H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 1062 (1985).
[CrossRef]

C. E. Lee and H. F. Taylor, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 129 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

A. B. L. Ribeiro and D. A. Jackson, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 64, 2974 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sens. Actuators A (2)

D. Inaudi, A. Elamari, L. Pflug, N. Gisin, J. Breguet, and S. Vurpillot, Sens. Actuators A 44, 125 (1994).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Yuan and F. Ansari, Sens. Actuators A 63, 177 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

H. C. Lefevre, Proceedings of Seventh Optical Fiber Sensors Conference (Institution of Radio and Electronics Engineering, 1990), pp. 345-351.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Working principle of tunable Fabry–Perot long-cavity-based fiber-optic white-light interferometric sensor array.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Tunable fiber-optic long-cavity Fabry-Perot resonator and (b) equivalent optical paths for the sensor j .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental results of the four-sensor array.

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2 n L + 2 n i = 1 j 1 l i + 2 n l j = 2 n L + 2 n i = 1 j 1 l i + 2 ( n L 0 + X j ) ,
j = 1 , 2 , , N ,
Δ X j = Δ ( n l j ) , j = 1 , 2 , , N .
ε 1 = Δ l 1 l 1 , ε 2 = Δ l 2 l 2 , , ε N = Δ l N l N .
{ l i l j n l i l j max < D i , j = 1 , 2 , , N . n l i l j min > ε max ( k ) l k }
P D ( j ) P min , j = 1 , 2 , , N .

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