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Multiparameter sensing with fiber Bragg gratings
Author(s): Craig M. Lawrence; Drew V. Nelson; Eric Udd
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design of a fiber optic sensor capable of sensing temperature and three independent components of strain simultaneously in a single, short gage length device. The sensor utilizes two fiber Bragg gratings at widely spaced wavelengths (1300 nm and 1550 nm) written at a single location in polarization maintaining optical fiber. When a broad-band light source is used to illuminate the gratings, the reflected spectrum will contain four peaks corresponding to the two polarization states for each of the two gratings. If the fiber is subjected to a change in temperature or strain, the resulting change in wavelength of the reflected peaks can be used to determine the magnitude and direction of the perturbation. In theory, the four peaks can be used to simultaneously determine the grating temperature, and three independent components of strain in the fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2872, Second Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop, (5 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245581
Show Author Affiliations
Craig M. Lawrence, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Drew V. Nelson, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Eric Udd, Blue Road Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2872:
Second Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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