Fibre Bragg grating sensors

Volanthen, M., Geiger, H., Trundle, K.J. and Dakin, J.P. (1997) Fibre Bragg grating sensors. In, Optical Fibre Sensor Technologies and Applications, Munich, Germany,


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Three different fibre sensor systems using gratings are presented. Firstly, using an acousto-optic tunable filter and closed loop feedback, arrays of fibre Bragg gratings are being used to monitor small-scale perturbations in composite materials by mapping the strain field around a defect. Gratings are also used as distributed sensors by measuring the wavelength as a function of distance. Low-coherence interferometry selects the location under interrogation and a tunable filter measures the local wavelength. An open loop interrogation technique using a commercially available optical coherence domain reflectometer is demonstrated. The reflectivity of the sensor grating is measured as a function of both distance and wavelength. Gratings 40cm long are interrogated and several distributed grating sensors are multiplexed in an array. Thirdly, a new sensing concept using subcarrier fibre gratings (SFGs) has been proposed and modelled. The SFG is a periodic reflective array resonant at RF frequencies. The resonance may be measured using subcarrier interferometry. Modelling has demonstrated the SFG to have superior performance over other subcarrier sensors

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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 76777
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
June 1997Delivered
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:10

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