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Pseudoheterodyne signal processing scheme for interrogation of fiber Bragg grating sensor arrays
Author(s): Clare K. Chatterjea; Stephen W. James; Ralph P. Tatam
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Paper Abstract

An intensity-based interrogation technique for arrays of fiber bragg grating (FBG) sensors is reported. The technique is based upon each FBG forming one mirror of a Michelson interferometer. Source wavelength modulation is combined with an unbalanced interferometer to produce a carrier signal. Carrier frequencies are characteristic of the optical path length imbalance and hence grating position within the array. The intensity of the carrier signal is directly related to the optical power reflected from the grating and hence the strain applied to the grating. Strain resolution of approximately 3 micrometers /m is demonstrated with an approximately 350micrometers /m sensor range. Multiplexing is demonstrated and techniques to extend the range are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3478, Laser Interferometry IX: Techniques and Analysis, (30 June 1998);
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Clare K. Chatterjea, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Stephen W. James, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ralph P. Tatam, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3478:
Laser Interferometry IX: Techniques and Analysis
Malgorzata Kujawinska; Gordon M. Brown; Mitsuo Takeda, Editor(s)

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