Enhanced responsivity of a flexural disc acceleration sensor based on optical microfiber

Chen, George Y., Zhang, Xueliang, Brambilla, Gilberto and Newson, Trevor P. (2012) Enhanced responsivity of a flexural disc acceleration sensor based on optical microfiber. Optics Communications, 285, (23), 4709-4714. (doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2012.02.099).


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Acceleration sensors based on centrally supported carbon-based flexural discs with different microfiber lengths, diameters and spatial configurations are investigated. The technique of spirally wound microfiber for higher packing density is demonstrated. The microfiber used in the designs has diameters of 2 and 10 µm. This allows configurations with small bending radii to be implemented, giving rise to high device compactness and potentially high responsivity.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2012.02.099
Additional Information: Invited
ISSNs: 0030-4018 (print)
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Keywords: accelerometer, acceleration, flexural disc, sensor, microfiber
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 343195
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
10 March 2012Published
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 15:06
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:34
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343195

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