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Experimental study of fiber grating curvature sensor
Author(s): Xinyong Dong; Hongyun Meng; Bai'ou Guan; Chunliu Zhao; Guiyun Kai; Xiaoyi Dong
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Paper Abstract

A curvature sensor based on fiber Bragg grating (FBG) is demonstrated in this paper. Two FBGs are surface-bonded on opposite sides of a flexible beam to track the local curvature variation. The bending-induced strain causes opposite changes in their Bragg wavelengths. As a result, temperature-independent curvature measurement with sensitivity of 3.21nm/mMIN1 is achieved by monitoring spacing between the two Bragg wavelengths. The experimental results agree well with the theoretical analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4603, Fiber Optics and Optoelectronics for Network Applications, (16 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.444571
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Xinyong Dong, Nankai Univ. (China)
Hongyun Meng, Nankai Univ. (China)
Bai'ou Guan, Nankai Univ. (China)
Chunliu Zhao, Nankai Univ. (China)
Guiyun Kai, Nankai Univ. (China)
Xiaoyi Dong, Nankai Univ. (China)


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Fiber Optics and Optoelectronics for Network Applications

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