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13 March 2015 Optical accelerometer design based on laser self-mixing interference
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Proceedings Volume 9369, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering II; 93690R (2015)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2015, San Francisco, California, United States
A novel optical accelerometer based on laser self-mixing effect is presented and experimentally demonstrated, which consists of a mass-loaded elastic-beam assembly and laser self-mixing interferometer. Under external acceleration, an inertial force is applied to the mass, flexible beams deflect from their equilibrium position. The deflection can be read out by the self-mixing interferometer. In order to reduce the impact of higher harmonic, wavelet analysis is introduced to remove singular points. Preliminary results indicate that the resolution is 0.19μg/Hz1/2 within a bandwidth of 100Hz. The optical accelerometer has the potential to achieve high-precision, compact accelerometers.
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Ying Yang, Xingfei Li, Ke Kou, and Limin Zhang "Optical accelerometer design based on laser self-mixing interference", Proc. SPIE 9369, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering II, 93690R (13 March 2015);

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