doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2015-15-6-1008-1014


M. N. Belikin, M. Y. Plotnikov, V. E. Strigalev, A. V. Kulikov, A. Y. Kireenkov

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For citation: Belikin M.N., Plotnikov M.Yu., Strigalev V.E., Kulikov A.V., Kireenkov A.Yu. Experimental comparison of homodyne demodulation algorithms for phase fiber-optic sensor. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 2015, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 1008–1014.

Subject of Research. The paper presents the results of experimental comparative analysis of homodyne demodulation algorithms based on differential cross multiplying method and on arctangent method under the same conditions. The dependencies of parameters for the output signals on the optical radiation intensity are studied for the considered demodulation algorithms. Method. The prototype of single fiber optic phase interferometric sensor has been used for experimental comparison of signal demodulation algorithms. Main Results. We have found that homodyne demodulation based on arctangent method provides greater (by 7 dB at average) signal-to-noise ratio of output signals over the frequency band of acoustic impact from 100 Hz to 500 Hz as compared to differential cross multiplying algorithms. We have demonstrated that no change in the output signal amplitude occurs for the studied range of values of the optical pulses amplitudes. Obtained results indicate that the homodyne demodulation based on arctangent method is most suitable for application in the phase fiber-optic sensors. It provides higher repeatability of their characteristics than the differential cross multiplying algorithm. Practical Significance. Algorithms of interferometric signals demodulation are widely used in phase fiber-optic sensors. Improvement of their characteristics has a positive effect on the performance of such sensors.

Keywords: fiber-optic sensor, Phase Generated Carrier – Differential Cross Multiplying method, Phase Generated Carrier – Arctangent method.


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