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13 February 1990 Fiber-Optic Linear Displacement Sensor Based On Matched Interference Filters
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A fiber optic linear displacement sensor has been developed in which a pair of matched interference filters are used to encode linear position on a broadband optical signal as relative intensity variations. As the filters are displaced, the optical beam illuminates varying amounts of each filter. Determination of the relative intensities at each filter pairs' passband is based on measurements acquired with matching filters and photodetectors. Source power variation induced errors are minimized by basing determination of linear position on signal Visibility. A theoretical prediction of the sensor's performance is developed and compared with experiments performed in the near IR spectral region using large core multimode optical fiber.
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Peter L. Fuhr, Heidi C. Feener, and W. B. Spillman Jr. "Fiber-Optic Linear Displacement Sensor Based On Matched Interference Filters", Proc. SPIE 1169, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VII, (13 February 1990);

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