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A FBG pulse wave demodulation method based on PCF modal interference filter
Author(s): Cheng Zhang; Shan Xu; Ziqi Shen; Junfa Zhao; Changyun Miao; Hua Bai
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic sensor embedded in textiles has been a new direction of researching smart wearable technology. Pulse signal which is generated by heart beat contains vast amounts of physio-pathological information about the cardiovascular system. Therefore, the research for textile-based fiber optic sensor which can detect pulse wave has far-reaching effects on early discovery and timely treatment of cardiovascular diseases. A novel wavelength demodulation method based on photonic crystal fiber (PCF) modal interference filter is proposed for the purpose of developing FBG pulse wave sensing system embedded in smart clothing. The mechanism of the PCF modal interference and the principle of wavelength demodulation based on In-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer (In-line MZI) are analyzed in theory. The fabricated PCF modal interferometer has the advantages of good repeatability and low temperature sensitivity of 3.5pm/°C from 25°C to 60°C. The designed demodulation system can achieve linear demodulation in the range of 2nm, with the wavelength resolution of 2.2pm and the wavelength sensitivity of 0.055nm-1. The actual experiments’ result indicates that the pulse wave can be well detected by this demodulation method, which is in accordance with the commercial demodulation instrument (SM130) and more sensitive than the traditional piezoelectric pulse sensor. This demodulation method provides important references for the research of smart clothing based on fiber grating sensor embedded in textiles and accelerates the developments of wearable fiber optic sensors technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10155, Optical Measurement Technology and Instrumentation, 101550I (19 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2244471
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Cheng Zhang, Tianjin Key Lab. of Optoelectronic Detection Technology and Systems (China)
Tianjin Polytechnic Univ. (China)
Shan Xu, Tianjin Key Lab. of Optoelectronic Detection Technology and Systems (China)
Tianjin Polytechnic Univ. (China)
Ziqi Shen, Tianjin Key Lab. of Optoelectronic Detection Technology and Systems (China)
Tianjin Polytechnic Univ. (China)
Junfa Zhao, Tianjin Key Lab. of Optoelectronic Detection Technology and Systems (China)
Tianjin Polytechnic Univ. (China)
Changyun Miao, Tianjin Key Lab. of Optoelectronic Detection Technology and Systems (China)
Tianjin Polytechnic Univ. (China)
Hua Bai, Tianjin Key Lab. of Optoelectronic Detection Technology and Systems (China)
Tianjin Polytechnic Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10155:
Optical Measurement Technology and Instrumentation
Sen Han; JiuBin Tan, Editor(s)

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