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Polarimetric Er3+-doped fiber DFB laser sensor for differential pressure and force measurements

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We propose and demonstrate a polarimetric Er3+-doped fiber DFB laser sensor where a transversely applied force along the fiber laser induces a birefringence giving rise to a change in the beat-frequency between the two orthogonally-polarized laser modes. We measure a sensitivity of approximately 9.6GHz(N/mm), a wide dynamic range with stable two-mode operation for frequency separations up to 50GHz, and very high sensor resolution owing to the narrow beat frequency bandwidth of <10kHz. The temperature sensitivity is primarily dominated by the temperature dependence of the inherent birefringence, which was measured to be -130kHz/°C. The sensor allows independent pressure/force and temperature measurements.

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Kringlebotn, J.T., Loh, W.H. and Laming, R.I. (1996) Polarimetric Er3+-doped fiber DFB laser sensor for differential pressure and force measurements Optics Letters, 21, (22), pp. 1869-1871. (doi:10.1364/OL.21.001869).

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Published date: 1996

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Local EPrints ID: 78069
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78069
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: cbc9fecc-6d02-4091-a303-f7054f2503fa

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:27

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Author: J.T. Kringlebotn
Author: W.H. Loh
Author: R.I. Laming

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