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Title: Sensor system that uses embedded optical fibers

Abstract

Sensor systems including an interferometer system are disclosed herein. In a general embodiment, the sensor system includes an optical fiber that is embedded into a sample, where the optical fiber has a reflective tip. The optical fiber is optically coupled to a sensor and a detector of the laser interferometer system. The sensor system further includes a computing device or circuit that is configured to receive electrical signals generated by the detector. The laser source is configured to emit light, which is coupled into the optical fiber. The light travels through the optical fiber until the light reaches the reflective tip, where it is reflected back through the optical fiber. The detector is impacted by the reflected light, and generates an electrical signal based upon the reflected light. The computing device generates a value that is indicative of a behavior of the sample based upon the electrical signal.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531390
Patent Number(s):
10,161,924
Application Number:
14/599,901
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015-01-19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Chavez, Marcus Alexander, Covert, Timothy T., and Willis, Michael David. Sensor system that uses embedded optical fibers. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Chavez, Marcus Alexander, Covert, Timothy T., & Willis, Michael David. Sensor system that uses embedded optical fibers. United States.
Chavez, Marcus Alexander, Covert, Timothy T., and Willis, Michael David. Tue . "Sensor system that uses embedded optical fibers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531390.
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abstractNote = {Sensor systems including an interferometer system are disclosed herein. In a general embodiment, the sensor system includes an optical fiber that is embedded into a sample, where the optical fiber has a reflective tip. The optical fiber is optically coupled to a sensor and a detector of the laser interferometer system. The sensor system further includes a computing device or circuit that is configured to receive electrical signals generated by the detector. The laser source is configured to emit light, which is coupled into the optical fiber. The light travels through the optical fiber until the light reaches the reflective tip, where it is reflected back through the optical fiber. The detector is impacted by the reflected light, and generates an electrical signal based upon the reflected light. The computing device generates a value that is indicative of a behavior of the sample based upon the electrical signal.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
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