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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1953–1958

Polarimetric distributed feedback fiber laser sensor for simultaneous strain and temperature measurements

Oliver Hadeler, Erland Rønnekleiv, Morten Ibsen, and Richard I. Laming  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 10, pp. 1953-1958 (1999)

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We report the application of a dual polarization distributed feedback (DFB) fiber laser as a strain and temperature sensor. By measurement of the absolute wavelength of one polarization as well as the polarization beat frequency, strain and temperature were determined simultaneously. The sensor has an accuracy of ±3 μ∊ and ±0.04 °C. Self-heating of the DFB fiber laser as a function of pump power was measured with this sensor.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors

Original Manuscript: July 22, 1998
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 1999
Published: April 1, 1999

Oliver Hadeler, Erland Rønnekleiv, Morten Ibsen, and Richard I. Laming, "Polarimetric distributed feedback fiber laser sensor for simultaneous strain and temperature measurements," Appl. Opt. 38, 1953-1958 (1999)

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