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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2003
  • pp: 1918–1924

Temperature insensitive measurements of static displacements using a fiber Bragg grating

Yinian Zhu, Ping Shum, Chao Lu, M. B. Lacquet, P. L. Swart, A. A. Chtcherbakov, and S. J. Spammer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 16, pp. 1918-1924 (2003)

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We report a chirped fiber Bragg grating transducer for the measurement of acceleration, in which a cantilever beam and fiber Bragg grating are used. The cantilever induces strain on the grating resulting in a Bragg grating wavelength modification that is subsequently detected. The output signal is insensitive to temperature variations and for a temperature change from -20 °C to 40 °C, the output signal fluctuated less than 5 % without any temperature compensation schemes. Because the accelerometer does not utilize the complex demodulation techniques it is potentially inexpensive. For the experimental system a linear output range of 8 g could be detected.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 4, 2003
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2003
Published: August 11, 2003

Yinian Zhu, Ping Shum, Chao Lu, M. Lacquet, P. Swart, A. Chtcherbakov, and S. Spammer, "Temperature insensitive measurements of static displacements using a fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Express 11, 1918-1924 (2003)

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