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Strain independence of the fluorescence intensity ratio temperature sensing technique in neodymium-doped optical fiber
Author(s): Scott A. Wade; Cristina Vegara; Stephen F. Collins; Greg W. Baxter; Kenneth T. V. Grattan
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Paper Abstract

The effect of strain on the fluorescence intensity ratio technique has been investigated using Nd3-doped fibre as the sensing material. Measurements of the fluorescence intensity ratio for applied strain values up to approximately 2000 show a relatively small sensitivity of (1.5 1.4) x lO %/is while the temperature sensitivity was found to be 1.56 %/°C. This implies a strain-temperature cross-sensitivity of(1.O 0.9) x 1O °C/p., ie. an applied strain of 1000 would induce errors ofonly 0.10 0.09 °C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4074, Applications of Optical Fiber Sensors, (31 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397886
Show Author Affiliations
Scott A. Wade, Victoria Univ. (Australia)
Cristina Vegara, Victoria Univ. (Australia)
Stephen F. Collins, Victoria Univ. (Australia)
Greg W. Baxter, Victoria Univ. (Australia)
Kenneth T. V. Grattan, City Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4074:
Applications of Optical Fiber Sensors
Alan J. Rogers, Editor(s)

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