Optical fiber multiplexing interferometer system with a single laser diode and its application to online displacement measurement

Fang Xie*, Yi Lu, Lin Zhang

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Abstract

A multiplexed optical fiber Michelson interferometer system that is self-referenced with a stabilizing feedback loop is presented. This system employs fiber Bragg gratings and wavelength division multiplexing technique to combine two optical fiber interferometers that share the same optical path in the main part of the optical system. When one Michelson interferometer, which uses the fiber Bragg gratings as reflective mirrors and is used as reference interferometer, is stabilized by an electric feedback loop, the other interferometer, which is used for the measurement, is also stabilized. This system is therefore suitable for online precision measurement. An active phase-tracking technique is applied for signal processing to achieve high resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number051011
Pages (from-to)051011-1 - 051011-5
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Engineering
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2007

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Displacement measurement
displacement measurement
multiplexing
Multiplexing
Interferometers
Semiconductor lasers
Optical fibers
Michelson interferometers
interferometers
optical fibers
semiconductor lasers
Fiber Bragg gratings
Bragg gratings
Feedback
fibers
wavelength division multiplexing
optical paths
Wavelength division multiplexing
Optical systems
signal processing

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Keywords

  • Displacement
  • Fiber optics
  • Interferometry
  • Measurement
  • Metrology

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In: Optical Engineering, Vol. 46, No. 5, 051011, 22.05.2007, p. 051011-1 - 051011-5.

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