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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.006454


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Abstract

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 μɛ.

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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

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-35-6454


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