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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 20650–20656

Simultaneous strain and temperature fiber grating laser sensor based on radio-frequency measurement

Yan-Nan Tan, Yang Zhang, Long Jin, and Bai-Ou Guan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 20650-20656 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.020650


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Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate a novel simultaneous strain and temperature fiber optic sensor. The sensing head is formed by two concatenated ultra-short distributed Bragg reflector lasers that operate in single longitude mode with two polarization modes. The total length of the sensing head is only 18 mm. The two lasers generate two polarization mode beat notes in the radio-frequency range which show different frequency response to strain and temperature. Simultaneous strain and temperature measurement can be achieved by radio-frequency measurement. This approach has distinctive advantages of ease of interrogation and avoidance of expensive wavelength detection.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.2840) Fiber optics and optical communications : Heterodyne
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: June 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2011
Published: October 3, 2011

Citation
Yan-Nan Tan, Yang Zhang, Long Jin, and Bai-Ou Guan, "Simultaneous strain and temperature fiber grating laser sensor based on radio-frequency measurement," Opt. Express 19, 20650-20656 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-21-20650


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