5 November 2001 Thermo-elastic stability of a fiber optic spread-spectrum encoder
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Abstract
A fiber optic spread-spectrum encoder has ben analyzed for thermal stability using the optomechanical constraint equations as a modeling tool. The equations were implemented in a computational spreadsheet and coupling efficiency was computed for temperatures between room ambient and 20 degrees C above ambient. The analysis results compared favorably with engineering tests. Design changes were identified that would greatly improve the thermal stability of the encoder system.
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Alson E. Hatheway, "Thermo-elastic stability of a fiber optic spread-spectrum encoder", Proc. SPIE 4444, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2001, (5 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447296; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.447296
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