Large-Dynamic-Range and High-Stability Phase Demodulation Technology for Fiber-Optic Michelson Interferometric Sensors

Wanjin Zhang, Ping Lu*, Zhiyuan Qu, Jiangshan Zhang, Qiang Wu, Deming Liu

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Abstract

A large-dynamic-range and high-stability phase demodulation technology for fiber-optic Michelson interferometric sensors is proposed. This technology utilizes two output signals from a 2 × 2 fiber-optic coupler, the interferometric phase difference of which is π. A linear-fitting trigonometric-identity-transformation differential cross-multiplication (LF-TIT-DCM) algorithm is used to interrogate the phase signal from the two output signals from the coupler. The interferometric phase differences from the two output signals from the 2 × 2 fiber-optic couplers with different coupling ratios are all equal to π, which ensures that the LF-TIT-DCM algorithm can be applied perfectly. A fiber-optic Michelson interferometric acoustic sensor is fabricated, and an acoustic signal testing system is built to prove the proposed phase demodulation technology. Experimental results show that excellent linearity is observed from 0.033 rad to 3.2 rad. Moreover, the influence of laser wavelength and optical power is researched, and variation below 0.47 dB is observed at different sound pressure levels (SPLs). Long-term stability over thirty minutes is tested, and fluctuation is less than 0.36 dB. The proposed phase demodulation technology obtains large dynamic range and high stability at rather low cost.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2488
Number of pages14
JournalSensors
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2022

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