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All-fibre twist sensor system based on 45° and 81° tilted fibre gratings
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Paper Abstract

We experimentally demonstrated a highly sensitive twist sensor system based on a 45° and an 81° tilted fibre grating (TFG). The 81°-TFG has a set of dual-peaks that are due to the birefringence induced by its extremely tilted structure. When the 81°-TFG subjected to twist, the coupling to the two peaks would interchange from each other, providing a mechanism to measure and monitor the twist. We have investigated the performance of the sensor system by three interrogation methods (spectral, power-measurement and voltage-measurement). The experimental results clearly show that the 81°-TFG and the 45°-TFG could be combined forming a full fibre twist sensor system capable of not just measuring the magnitude but also recognising the direction of the applied twist.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77538E (18 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884845
Show Author Affiliations
Zhijun Yan, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Adedotun Adebayo, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kaiming Zhou, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Lin Zhang, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
David Webb, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7753:
21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Jacques Albert; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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