The signals between cascaded Fabry-Perot sensors have serious cross-talk problems due to complex phase interactions between sensors. However, cross-talks in cascaded Fabry-Perot sensors for demodulation in a path-matching differential interferometry (PMDI) can be limited by corresponding path-matching read-out systems. This paper presents a method of using spectrum analysis to design the series Fabry-Perot sensors without cross-talk. The spectrum transfer function in a light source and Fabry-Perot cavities are simulated by a Gaussian distribution spectrum an a low-finesse reflectivity, respectively. It shows that two series Fabry-Perot sensors without cross-talk can be designed precisely and following the same procedure, even more series Fabry-Perot sensors without cross-talks in PMDI can be achieved. In-line fiber etalon (ILFE) as a Fabry-Perot cavity is used for multiplexing in the experiment. Experimental data shows that the cross-talk between two series Fabry-Perot sensors is limited. This design in two series Fabry-Perot sensors in PMDI can be applied to a two-parameter optical fiber sensors.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering