We present an FBG transverse-force sensor based on a wavelength-switching actively mode-locked fiber laser. The output is represented by the time difference between the generated pulses, which is insensitive to temperature changes on the FBG.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
Y. Liu, K. S. Chiang, and P. L. Chu, " Fiber-Bragg-Grating Force Sensor Based on a Wavelength-Switching Actively Mode-Locked Fiber Laser," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OME21.
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