Accession Number : ADD012045

Title :   Polarimetric Fabry-Perot Sensor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rashleigh,Scott C ; Petuchowski,Samuel J

Report Date : 20 Aug 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This patent discloses a polarimetric Fabry-Perot sensor comprising a source of coherent polarized light, an optical cavity, preferably an optical fiber, capable of supporting two independent modes of that light and coated with partially reflecting material on both ends, a sensing element for detecting the external field that differentially affects the two modes, and means for measuring interference between the two modes.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *FABRY PEROT INTERFEROMETERS, *OPTICAL DETECTORS, FIBER OPTICS, POLARIZATION, HIGH SENSITIVITY, CAVITIES

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE