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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2010
  • pp: 4498–4505

Analysis of transmission mode of a matched fiber Bragg grating interrogation scheme

Scott A. Wade, Daniel P. Attard, and Paul R. Stoddart  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 24, pp. 4498-4505 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.004498


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Abstract

A detailed investigation has been undertaken into the transmission mode of the matched fiber Bragg grating interrogation scheme with respect to its use in optical fiber sensor applications. Analytical and numerical models of the scheme have been developed. Experimental studies presented include the effect of the spectral characteristics of the gratings on system performance, results of strain and compression calibrations, a scheme to correct for intensity fluctuations, and the correction of tem perature-induced shifts by collocating sensor and reference gratings. The results are in good agreement with a simplified model of the transmission mode. The analysis provides quantitative relationships between key sensor design parameters, such as sensitivity and measurement range as a function of grating bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2010
Published: August 11, 2010

Citation
Scott A. Wade, Daniel P. Attard, and Paul R. Stoddart, "Analysis of transmission mode of a matched fiber Bragg grating interrogation scheme," Appl. Opt. 49, 4498-4505 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-24-4498


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