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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2008
  • pp: 3568–3573

Temporal response of surface-relief fiber Bragg gratings to high temperature CO 2 laser heating

Tyson L. Lowder, Jason A. Newman, Wesley M. Kunzler, Jonathan D. Young, Richard H. Selfridge, and Stephen M. Schultz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 20, pp. 3568-3573 (2008)

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The authors use a fiber sensor integrated monitor (FSIM) as a fully functioning system to characterize the temporal response of a surface-relief fiber Bragg grating (SR-FBG) to temperature heating above 1000 ° C . The SR-FBG is shown to have a rise time of about 77 ms for heating and a fall time of about 143 ms for cooling. The FSIM also provides full spectral scans at high speed that can be used to gain further insights into the temperature dynamics of a given system.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(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

Original Manuscript: April 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2008
Published: July 2, 2008

Tyson L. Lowder, Jason A. Newman, Wesley M. Kunzler, Jonathan D. Young, Richard H. Selfridge, and Stephen M. Schultz, "Temporal response of surface-relief fiber Bragg gratings to high temperature CO2 laser heating," Appl. Opt. 47, 3568-3573 (2008)

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