Accession Number:

ADD012045

Title:

Polarimetric Fabry-Perot Sensor.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1985-08-20

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE