The development of hydro-phonic sensors for deep see acoustic detection is described. The sensitive element is an erbium-doped single mode fiber laser, with the cavity delimited by two Bragg grating reflectors. The variations of temperature and pressure perturb the cavity, inducing a wavelength shift. The very narrow emission band of the laser, together with the interferometric detection technique, allows a dynamic pressure sensitivity in the mu Pa range. The devices have been characterized both optically and acoustically in a closed tub. A resin coating of the fiber laser has been experimented: this technique improves the sensitivity by more than one order of magnitude. The high sensitivity makes these sensors suitable for the detection of the acoustic waves induced in water by Ultra High Energy Neutrinos.
|Autori:||Bagnoli PE; Beverini N; Castorina E; Falchini E; Falciai R; Flaminio V; Maccioni E; Morganti M; Sorrentino F; Stefani F; Trono C|
|Titolo:||Fibre Laser Hydrophones as Pressure sensors|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1142/S0217751X06033441|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|