Long-gauge length embedded fiber optic ultrasonic sensor for large-scale concrete structures

Libo Yuan, Li Min Zhou, Wei Jin

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A fiber optic ultrasonic sensor based on Fizeau interferometer has been developed and demonstrated. A helium-neon laser light source with wavelength 0.6328 μm is used in our experiment. A special feature is its Fizeau configuration, which enables one to eliminate much undesirable noise by combining both the reference arm and the sensing arm within the same length of fiber. The dynamic response model of photo-elastic effect of ultrasonic wave and optical fiber is established. The fiber optic ultrasonic sensor experimental results are obtained and compared with the convenient PZT transducer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalOptics and Laser Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004


  • Fiber optic Fizeau interferometer
  • Fiber optic sensor
  • Ultrasonic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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