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