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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2517–2525

Investigation of interferometric noise in fiber-optic Bragg grating sensors by use of tunable laser sources

Wei. Jin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2517-2525 (1998)

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Interferometric noise in fiber-optic grating sensors is investigated. Interference between a signal wave and reflected waves causes signal fluctuation in the output that limits the wavelength detection accuracy of the sensing system. The measurement error limited by interferometric noise is calculated for both reflective-type and transmission-type sensors.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

Original Manuscript: July 21, 1997
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 1998
Published: May 1, 1998

Wei. Jin, "Investigation of interferometric noise in fiber-optic Bragg grating sensors by use of tunable laser sources," Appl. Opt. 37, 2517-2525 (1998)

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