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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26484–26491

Distributed strain measurements using fiber Bragg gratings in small-diameter optical fiber and low-coherence reflectometry

Dragan Coric, Marco Lai, John Botsis, Aiping Luo, and Hans G. Limberger  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26484-26491 (2010)

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Optical low coherence reflectometry and fiber Bragg gratings written in small diameter (50 micrometer) optical fibers were used for measurements of non-homogenous internal strain fields inside an epoxy specimen with sub-grating length resolution. The results were compared with measurements using Fiber Bragg gratings in standard size (125 micrometer) single mode fibers and show that smaller fibers are less intrusive at stress heterogeneities.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: October 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2010
Published: December 2, 2010

Dragan Coric, Marco Lai, John Botsis, Aiping Luo, and Hans G. Limberger, "Distributed strain measurements using fiber Bragg gratings in small-diameter optical fiber and low-coherence reflectometry," Opt. Express 18, 26484-26491 (2010)

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