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Analysis of a Polarization-Maintaining Optical Fiber Interferometer for Simultaneous Measurement of Acoustic Pressure and Temperature

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B. Chiu, M. C. Hastings

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

J. Vib. Acoust 119(3), 398-403 (Jul 01, 1997) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2889737 History: Received March 01, 1994; Revised August 01, 1995; Online February 26, 2008

Abstract

An all polarization-maintaining fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer for simultaneous measurement of acoustic pressure and temperature is examined. Measurements by Farahi et al. (1990) indicate that the cross-sensitivity between temperature and axial strain may be significant for a polarization-maintaining fiber Fabry-Perot interferometer; however, no one has examined the significance of cross-sensitivity for the Mach-Zehnder case. Sensitivities to acoustic pressure and temperature, and the cross-sensitivity generated by simultaneous disturbances are determined both analytically and numerically. The fiber’s relatively high temperature sensitivity compared with its acoustic pressure sensitivity suggests that a short length of sensing fiber is sufficient for use as a temperature sensor with little or no interference from acoustic pressure. To measure acoustic pressure, however, a straight length of the fiber examined in this study is not sufficient. In practice, this sensing fiber could be coiled around a compliant cylinder or into a small diameter sensing element to enhance longitudinal strain and thus sensitivity. Results show that in either case, the cross-sensitivity is extremely small and can be ignored.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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