Laser interferometry is one of the most sensitive methods for small displacement measurement for scientific and industrial applications. Interferometric techniques have been already successfully applied also to the design and implementation of very sensitive sensors for geophysical applications, like monolithic accelerometers. In this paper we describe the architecture and the expected theoretical performances of a laser interferometric velocimeter for seismic waves measurement. We analyze and discuss the experimental performances of the interferometric system, comparing the experimental results with the theoretical predictions and with the performances of a state-of the art commercial accelerometer. The results obtained are very encouraging, such as the sensitivity and stability of the interferometric system, that have been improved.

Seismic waves velocity measurement with laser interferometric sensors

ACERNESE, Fausto;ROMANO, Rocco;BARONE, Fabrizio
2008

Abstract

Laser interferometry is one of the most sensitive methods for small displacement measurement for scientific and industrial applications. Interferometric techniques have been already successfully applied also to the design and implementation of very sensitive sensors for geophysical applications, like monolithic accelerometers. In this paper we describe the architecture and the expected theoretical performances of a laser interferometric velocimeter for seismic waves measurement. We analyze and discuss the experimental performances of the interferometric system, comparing the experimental results with the theoretical predictions and with the performances of a state-of the art commercial accelerometer. The results obtained are very encouraging, such as the sensitivity and stability of the interferometric system, that have been improved.
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