Performance limit of digital vibrometer using self-mixing type LDV

  • Published : 1995.10.01


Recently, we proposed a compact digital vibrometer using a self-mixing laser Doppler velocimeter (SM-LDV). In this paper, we theoretically obtained formulas giving lower and upper limit of measurable velocity. In the prototype digital vibrometer, the theoretical value was 6.7mm/s and 162.8mm/s, respectively, which agreed well with the measured value. The upper limit of measurable displacement amplitude was at 10Hz, and at 100Hz. Furthermore, the measurement accuracy the displacement amplitude was within -3% and average error -1.3%, when the shape of the sawtooth contained in the Doppler beat signal is clear and sharp. The measurement accuracy is found to depend on a degree of sawtooth asymmetry (DSA).