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Temperature-compensated fiber optic 3D shape sensor using femtosecond laser direct-written Bragg grating waveguides
Author(s): K. K. C. Lee; A. Mariampillai; M. Haque; B. A. Standish; V. X. D. Yang; P. R. Herman
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Paper Abstract

A fiber-optic 3D shape, position and temperature sensor is demonstrated with femtosecond laser direct-written optical and Bragg grating waveguides that were distributed axially and radially inside a single coreless optical fiber. Efficient light coupling between the laser-written optical circuit elements and a standard single-mode optical fiber was obtained by 3D laser writing of a 1 × 3 directional coupler and fusion splicing. Coupler optimization by real-time monitoring of Bragg grating strengths is discussed. Simultaneous interrogation of nine Bragg gratings is presented through a single waveguide port to follow the Bragg wavelength shifts and thereby infer shape and temperature profile along the fiber length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8972, Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XIV, 897210 (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2042264
Show Author Affiliations
K. K. C. Lee, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
A. Mariampillai, 7D Surgical Inc. (Canada)
M. Haque, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
B. A. Standish, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
V. X. D. Yang, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Ctr. (Canada)
P. R. Herman, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8972:
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XIV
Alexander Heisterkamp; Peter R. Herman; Michel Meunier; Stefan Nolte, Editor(s)

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