Accession Number : ADA117435

Title :   A Synchronous Phase-Detection System for an Optical Interferometric Sensor

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bush, I J

PDF Url : ADA117435

Report Date : 15 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : A system has been developed to accurately detect phase produced in optical interferometric sensors. The system employs optical heterodyning, and it synchronously detects optical phase by feeding an error signal back to a phase modulator in the reference leg of the interferometer. This system is seen to have properties similar to a phase-locked loop used for the demodulation of FM signals. The system model is second order and nonlinear, but a linear approximation serves to accurately describe the system in synchronous operation and is corroborated with well-matched empirical data. The complete model is simulated via computer techniques and is needed to describe the system's parameters that lead to loss and reacquisition of synchronization.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL INTERFEROMETERS, FIBER OPTICS, HETERODYNING, PHASE DETECTORS, REAL TIME, SYNCHRONIZATION(ELECTRONICS), SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, TIME DOMAIN

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE