1 February 2004 Hybrid-integrated Michelson fiber optic accelerometer
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A novel hybrid-integrated fiber optic accelerometer, based on Michelson interferometry, is developed. It makes use of a seismic mass suspended by a transduction fiber in a mass support. The Michelson interferometer is realized by a symmetrical double Y-branching waveguide and three polarizers, which are monolithically integrated on an x-cut, y-propagating LiNbO3 substrate with dimensions of X×Y×Z = 2×38×6 mm. On the distal endfaces of both interferometric arms, high-reflectance aluminum films are directly coated and serve as reflecting mirrors. An alternating current phase tracking (PTAC) homodyne scheme has been employed to process the signal. The performance of a prototype of the accelerometer is characterized. The measured frequency spectrum is in good agreement with the theoretical prediction.
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Bo Wu, Bo Wu, Caihe Chen, Caihe Chen, Guilan Ding, Guilan Ding, Delong Zhang, Delong Zhang, Yuming Cui, Yuming Cui, } "Hybrid-integrated Michelson fiber optic accelerometer," Optical Engineering 43(2), (1 February 2004). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1634593 . Submission:


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