Fiber optic displacement sensor using fiber coupler probe and real objects

Yasin, Moh and Rahman, Husna Abdul and Bidin, Noriah and Harun, Sulaiman Wadi and Ahmad, Harith (2012) Fiber optic displacement sensor using fiber coupler probe and real objects. Sensor Review, 32 (3). pp. 212-216. ISSN 0260-2288, DOI

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Purpose-The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate a simple design of a fiber optic displacement sensor using a multimode plastic fiber coupler based on reflective intensity modulation technique. Design/methodology/approach-The performances of this sensor are investigated by correlating the detector output with different light sources, coupling ratios and various real objects with different reflectivity properties namely aluminum, brass and copper. In contrast to the output profile produced by probes with multiple fibers placed adjacently together, this sensor uses only one fiber for sending and receiving the light and therefore only the back slope exists. Findings-Aluminum exhibit the highest performance among the real objects when coupled with a red He-Ne laser and a coupling ratio of 50:50 with a sensitivity, linear range, resolution and dynamic range of 1.7 mV/mm, 1.5 mm, 16mm, and 5.0 mm, respectively. Originality/value-This is the first demonstration of a fiber optic displacement sensor using fiber coupler probe with successful examination of the correlation between the detector output, variation in coupling ratios and reflectivity properties of the tested real objects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiber coupler probe; Fiber optic displacement sensor; Fibre optic sensors; Light; Real objects; Reflection; Sensors
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 07:18
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2019 07:18

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