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Abstract

Research carried out in the application of optical technology to the development of measurement instrumentation is presented. Sensors based on the optical interrogation of a thin cavity interferometer allow micro-deformations and displacements of the cavity walls to be identified. Coupling of the sensor head to a mechanical or thermal variation allows such variations to be quantitatively analysed. The high sensitivity of such opto-mech-atronic sensors, implemented using off-the-shelf components, indicate their technological potential.

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Authors: KENNY R P, JRC Ispra (IT);WHELAN M P, JRC Ispra (IT);SHERIDAN J T, JRC Ispra (IT);COUTSOMITROS C T, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented : ETIM 96, Como (IT), June 10-11, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39772 ORA
Record Number: 199610954 / Last updated on: 1996-09-30
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en