Photonic Sensors

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 102–107 | Cite as

Fiber optic 3-component seismometer

  • Jing Han
  • Wentao Zhang
  • Dongshan Jiang
  • Zhaogang Wang
  • Fang Li
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An all-metal 3-component optical fiber seismometer was proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The theoretical analysis was given based on the electro-mechanical theory. Calibration results showed that the axis sensitivity was about 41 dB (re: 0 dB=1 rad/g) with a fluctuation ±2 dB in the frequency bandwidth of 5 Hz–400 Hz. A transverse sensitivity of about −40 dB was achieved. The fluctuation of the acceleration sensitivity for the three accelerometers in the seismometer was within ±2.5 dB. The minimum phase demodulation detection accuracy of the phase-generated carrier (PGC) was 10−5 rad/√Hz, and the minimum detectable acceleration was calculated to be 90 ng/√Hz.


Fiber optic seismometer transverse sensitivity accelerometer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing Han
    • 1
  • Wentao Zhang
    • 1
  • Dongshan Jiang
    • 1
  • Zhaogang Wang
    • 1
  • Fang Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Optoelectronic System Laboratory, Institute of SemiconductorsChinese Academy of SciencesHai dian District BeijingChina

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