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Displacement fiber Bragg grating sensor with temperature compensation
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Paper Abstract

In this work a temperature-compensated configuration for extending the working range of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) strain sensors has been proposed. This technique consists of the application of two FBGs to the opposite surfaces of a straight elastic beam which was bent in a horizontal direction. Pushing nearer of beam ends produced the beam curvature variation measured by means of the two FBG wavelength difference The difference of the two FBGs wavelengths depends on the beam curvature, while the mean value is taken in order to compensate for the temperature effects. The sensitivity of the system was obtained for different beam lengths. Decreasing the beam length increases the sensitivity, but decreases the working range. The sensor proposed is less fragile than the bare fiber and constitutes a displacement sensor particularly suited for applications to breaks or separate elements of structures where it is impossible to affix the bare fiber.

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Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623639
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Riccardo Falciai, Institute of Applied Physics Nello Carrara, CNR (Italy)
Cosimo Trono, Institute of Applied Physics Nello Carrara, CNR (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5855:
17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Marc Voet; Reinhardt Willsch; Wolfgang Ecke; Julian Jones; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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