Development of a 32-element fibre optic hydrophone system

ZHAOJUN MENG, Y. Hu, M. Ni, S. Xiong, R. Zhang, X. Li, G. Stewart, F. Dong, B. Culshaw

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The structure and performance of an all polarization maintaining optical fibre hydrophone element is described and a sensitivity of -158+/-1.5dB is achieved. A 32-element, spatially multiplexed system is constructed with a noise-equivalent sound pressure of similar to3.58 X 10(-4) Pa/rootHz at 1kHz and the major results of sea trials indicate that the system is useful for research and industrial applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber optic sensor technology and applications III
EditorsM.A. Marcus, B. Culshaw, J.P. Dakin
Place of PublicationBellingham
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
EventConference on Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications III - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 26 Oct 200428 Oct 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceConference on Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications III
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • optic fibre hydrophone
  • sea trials
  • polarization maintaining optical fibre
  • development
  • 32-element
  • fibre optic
  • hydrophone system


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