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Design of a radiation-hard optical fiber Bragg grating temperature sensor
Author(s): Andrei I. Gusarov; Dmitry S. Starodubov; Francis Berghmans; Olivier Deparis; Yves Defosse; Alberto Fernandez Fernandez; Marc C. Decreton; Patrice Megret; Michel Blondel
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Paper Abstract

Optical fiber sensors (OFSs) offer numerous advantages, which include immunity to electromagnetic interference, intrinsic safety, small size, a possibly high sensitivity, multiplexing capabilities, and the possibility of remote interrogation. However, OFSs have a relatively low penetration in the commercial market, which is still dominated by standard electromechanical sensors. Nuclear environments are an example where particular OFSs might have a distinct superiority in the competition, but the feasibility of using OFSs in radiation environments still needs to be assessed. In the present paper we report on irradiation experiments performed to provide a sound basis for the design of a fiber Bragg grating based sensor capable to operate even under high total dose exposure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3872, Photonics for Space and Radiation Environments, (7 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373284
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Andrei I. Gusarov, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons and SCK-CEN (Belgium)
Dmitry S. Starodubov, D-STAR Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Francis Berghmans, SCK-CEN and Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Olivier Deparis, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons (United Kingdom)
Yves Defosse, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium)
Alberto Fernandez Fernandez, SCK-CEN and Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Marc C. Decreton, SCK-CEN (Belgium)
Patrice Megret, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium)
Michel Blondel, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3872:
Photonics for Space and Radiation Environments
Edward W. Taylor; Francis Berghmans, Editor(s)

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