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Characteristics of fiber grating sensors and their relation to manufacturing techniques
Author(s): A. Tino Alavie; Robert Maaskant; Raoul Stubbe; Andreas Othonos; Myo Myint Ohn; Bengt Sahlgren; Raymond M. Measures
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Paper Abstract

This work examines the effects of different manufacturing techniques of fiber optic intracore Bragg gratings on their sensing and system parameters. Specifically, we have looked at tolerance with respect to center wavelength, strain, and temperature sensitivity. Our test results indicate a slight variation in the strain and temperature sensitivity of different gratings. In an attempt to quantify the effect of transverse loading on fiber gratings, three differently manufactured sensors were diametrically loaded and their spectrums studied. Our experimental results indicate a splitting of the grating spectrum with small loads for an optical fiber grating manufactured in either boron doped fiber or hydrogen loaded fibers. On the other hand, very small transverse sensitivity was observed for a fiber optic grating formed in a bend insensitive fiber suggesting some degree of control on the transverse sensitivity of these sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2444, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207704
Show Author Affiliations
A. Tino Alavie, ElectroPhotonics Corp. and Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Robert Maaskant, ElectroPhotonics Corp. and Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Raoul Stubbe, Institute of Optical Research (Sweden)
Andreas Othonos, Univ. of Toronto (Cyprus)
Myo Myint Ohn, ElectroPhotonics Corp. and Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Bengt Sahlgren, Institute of Optical Research (Sweden)
Raymond M. Measures, ElectroPhotonics Corp. and Univ. of Toronto (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2444:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation
William B. Spillman, Editor(s)

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