The target type flowmeter based on fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) is experimentally studied. The relationship between the central wavelength shift of FBG and the flux is derived and the analytic expression is also given. Simulation and preliminary experiments have been carried out, and experimental validation of the water further proves the feasibility of the sensor. The experimental results verify the proposed sensor which can measure flux range from 200 to 1200 cm3/s. And on this basis, the improvement program is raised.
© 2008 Chinese Optics Letters
Xueguang Qiao, Qian Zhang, Haiwei Fu, and Dakuan Yu, "Design of the target type flowmeter based on fiber Bragg grating and experiment," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 815-817 (2008)