Doctoral Dissertations

Keywords and Phrases

Environmental Geophysics; Fabry-Perot Resonator; Fiber Optic microwave sensor; Hollow Coaxial Cable


"Fabry-Perot resonator sensors have been widely used for various physical and chemical measurements owing to their unique advantages over traditional sensors such as high measurement resolution, mechanically robust, and distributed sensing capabilities. This dissertation focuses on the development of robust fiber optic microwave sensors based on Fabry-Perot resonator mechanism for real-time applications in environmental geophysics.

Firstly, a novel Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (EFPI)-based fiber-optic sensor for force measurement using a pre-buckled beam was demonstrated. The axial displacement is transferred and amplified to a horizontal deflection at the middle of the buckled beam, leading to a relatively significant change in the Fabry-Perot cavity length. The force measurement range and the size of the sensor can be easily reconfigured by adjusting the size of the beam, enabling force measurement for different scenarios. Secondly, a self-compensated inclinometer with a wide dynamic range and high measurement resolution based on two hollow coaxial cable Fabry-Perot resonators (HCC-FPRs) was reported. By tracking the shift of the resonance wavelength of the HCC-FPR, two HCC-FPRs are used in the inclinometer design, which enables the inclinometer to achieve self-compensation for variations in environmental factors. Thirdly, a Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) film-assisted open-ended hollow coaxial cable Fabry-Perot resonator was proposed for highly sensitive embeddable soil moisture measurements. The invented sensor platform could be reconfigured to detect chemical contaminants in soil by changing the functional films in the active zone of the sensor"--Abstract, p. iv


Huang, Jie

Committee Member(s)

Donnell, Kristen M.
Kaur, Amardeep
Bo, Rui
Ma, Hongyan


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2022


xi, 90 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes_bibliographical_references_(pages 88-89)


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Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type




Thesis Number

T 12193