Displacement Sensor Employing Discrete Light Pulse Detection
Degertekin, Fahrettin Levent
Hall, Neal Allen
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Optical sensors, and methods for operating optical sensors, are disclosed. One such sensor may include: a reflector positioned a distance from a reflective diffraction grating and a light source for providing light. A first portion of the light can be reflected from the reflective diffraction grating and a second portion of the light passes through the grating to the reflector and is reflected back through the diffraction grating. The sensor may further include a detector for sensing an intensity of light in an interference pattern formed by the first portion of the light reflected from the diffraction grating and the second portion of the light reflected from the reflector. The sensor includes a controller configured to modulate an emission of the light.
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