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Photonic Sensors

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 246–252 | Cite as

Distributed fiber optic interferometric geophone system based on draw tower gratings

  • Ruquan Xu
  • Huiyong Guo
  • Lei Liang
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Abstract

A distributed fiber optic interferometric geophone array based on draw tower grating (DTG) array is proposed. The DTG geophone array is made by the DTG array fabricated based on a near-contact exposure through a phase mask during the fiber drawing process. A distributed sensing system with 96 identical DTGs in an equal separation of 20 m and an unbalanced Michelson interferometer for vibration measurement has been experimentally validated compared with a moving-coil geophone. The experimental results indicate that the sensing system can linearly demodulate the phase shift. Compared with the moving coil geophone, the fiber optic sensing system based on DTG has higher signal-to-noise ratio at low frequency.

Keywords

Fiber optic sensing vibrating sensing draw tower grating interferometric geophone 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This work was partly supported by the Major Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61290311), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. 2015III056), and Key Consulting Project of Chinese Academy of Engineering (Grant No. 2016-XZ-13).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Engineering Laboratory for Fiber Optic Sensing TechnologyWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina

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