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Remote curvature fiber sensors using core mismatch structures and OTDR based interrogation
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Paper Abstract

In this work, a remote curvature sensor using a standard OTDR as the interrogation system is presented. This approach uses a core diameter mismatch sensor which is formed by a short section of a multimode fiber, with a length of 3 mm, sandwiched between two singlemode fibers. In this case, the attenuation of the optical signal will vary as the fiber is bent allowing interrogating the sensor with OTDR technology. Preliminary results indicate a resolution range of ~0.0003 cm- 1, sensitivity in the range of ~-208.46 dB/cm-1 and a variation of 2.67 dB in the OTDR trace within the bend radius range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9286, Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 928646 (22 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2063008
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Cindy S. Fernandes, Univ. Federal do Pará (Brazil)
Maria Thereza M. Rocco Giraldi, Military Institute of Engineering (Brazil)
INESC Porto (Portugal)
Carlos J. Gouveia, INESC Porto (Portugal)
Univ. da Madeira (Portugal)
Marco J. de Sousa, Univ. Federal do Pará (Brazil)
João C. W. A. Costa, Univ. Federal do Pará (Brazil)
Orlando Frazão, INESC Porto (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
Pedro A. Jorge, INESC Porto (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9286:
Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa; Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Editor(s)

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