Abstract

A compact fiber-optic accelerometer was proposed and demonstrated experimentally based on Fabry–Perot interference (FPI). The device consists of a suspended-core fiber embedded in a hollow-core fiber, forming an enclosed cavity structure. A short section of multi-mode fiber (MMF) was spliced on the leading-in single-mode fiber (SMF), which worked as a micro lens to focus the light to decrease the transmission loss. A well-defined interference spectrum was achieved by a low-fitness FP interferometer formed by both the end-face of lead-in fiber and the end-face of suspended-core fiber. Thanks to the outstretched FP cavity by suspended-core fiber, the sensor is highly sensitive to vibration along the fiber axis. Moreover, a one-dimensional mechanical transducer was used to improve the frequency band of the sensor. By the side-band filtering technology, the vibration was detected and analyzed by a simple intensity interrogation technology.

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