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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 6085–6091

Three-parameter optical fiber sensor based on a tilted fiber Bragg grating

Nélia J. Alberto, Carlos A. Marques, João L. Pinto, and Rogério N. Nogueira  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 31, pp. 6085-6091 (2010)

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A three-parameter optical sensor based on a tilted fiber Bragg grating is proposed. Through the monitoring of the wavelength shift of the core mode resonance and the ghost mode resonance, it is possible to discriminate strain and temperature. In addition, the refractive index can be determined by calculating the normalized transmission spectrum area. With the current approach, resolutions of up to 5.7 × 10 4 , 4 με , and 3.1 ° C were achieved, for refractive index, strain, and temperature, respectively. The developed sensor can be an important tool in several areas of engineering, namely, biomedical, biological, and environmental sensing.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2010
Published: October 27, 2010

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Nélia J. Alberto, Carlos A. Marques, João L. Pinto, and Rogério N. Nogueira, "Three-parameter optical fiber sensor based on a tilted fiber Bragg grating," Appl. Opt. 49, 6085-6091 (2010)

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