This paper presents a method for calibrating slab coupled optical fiber sensors (SCOS). An automated system is presented for selecting the optimal laser wavelength for use in SCOS interrogation. The wavelength calibration technique uses a computer sound card for both the creation of the applied electric field and the signal detection. The method used to determine the ratio between the measured SCOS signal and the applied electric field is also described along with a demonstration of the calibrated SCOS involving measuring the dielectric breakdown of air.
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Research Article| February 22 2013
Slab coupled optical fiber sensor calibration
B. Whitaker, J. Noren, S. Chadderdon, W. Wang, R. Forber, R. Selfridge, S. Schultz; Slab coupled optical fiber sensor calibration. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 February 2013; 84 (2): 023108. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4789766
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