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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2004
  • pp: 6454–6457

Distributed load sensor by use of a chirped moiré fiber Bragg grating

Andrew Michael Gillooly, Helen Dobb, Lin Zhang, and Ian Bennion  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 35, pp. 6454-6457 (2004)

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A chirped moiré fiber Bragg grating has been demonstrated to be capable of measuring the magnitude, position, and footprint of a transverse load. The device provides an average spatial resolution of 164 μm and has a load accuracy of 0.15 N/mm, or 50 με.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1590) Diffraction and gratings : Chirping
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.4120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Moire' techniques

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2004
Published: December 10, 2004

Andrew Michael Gillooly, Helen Dobb, Lin Zhang, and Ian Bennion, "Distributed load sensor by use of a chirped moiré fiber Bragg grating," Appl. Opt. 43, 6454-6457 (2004)

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