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Sensitivity enhancement in composite cavity fiber laser hydrophone

Azmi, Asrul Izam and D., Sen and G. D., Peng (2010) Sensitivity enhancement in composite cavity fiber laser hydrophone. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 28 (12). 1844 - 1850. ISSN 0733-8724

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2010.2048701

Abstract

We report an application of composite cavity fiber laser (CCFL) for hydrophone sensitivity enhancement. While most of the sensitivity enhancement methods rely on amplification of acoustic signal by the coating design, our proposed scheme exploits the inherently nonlinear phase condition of the CCFL. A particular point of interest for CCFL hydrophone application is the proposed partial cavity sensing scheme that, when only one cavity is made responsive, a substantial sensitivity enhancement can be achieved. Theoretical analysis shows that this scheme can significantly enhance sensitivity, achieving as high as 40 dB excess to the standard response of a bare fiber. In experiment, this scheme produced a mean responsivity of -41.1 dB re rad Pa-1, representing an improvement in sensitivity by 14 dB compared to the standard response. Evidently, this CCFL sensing scheme provides an additional means for sensitivity improvement in conjunction to the conventional packaging technique.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:composite cavity, fiber laser, hydrophone, nonlinear wavelength response
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:26553
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:18 Jul 2012 01:55
Last Modified:06 Aug 2012 02:31

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