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Measuring stress distribution in pavements using single-mode fiber
Author(s): Rex O. Hendrick; Mehdi Shadaram; Soheil Nazarian; Miguel Picornell
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Paper Abstract

Stress distribution inside pavements can be determined by embedding single-mode optical fibers in the pavement. The stress experienced by the fiber, changes the relative index of refraction between two orthogonal components of a polarized light traveling in the fiber. This phenomenon causes a phase delay, which is known as birefringence, between the two orthogonal components. This paper represents the birefringence caused by lateral pressure on concrete and soil pavements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1798, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins V, (26 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141317
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Rex O. Hendrick, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)
Mehdi Shadaram, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)
Soheil Nazarian, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)
Miguel Picornell, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1798:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins V
Richard O. Claus; Robert S. Rogowski, Editor(s)

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