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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 20404–20416

Shear stress sensing with Bragg grating-based sensors in microstructured optical fibers

Sanne Sulejmani, Camille Sonnenfeld, Thomas Geernaert, Geert Luyckx, Danny Van Hemelrijck, Pawel Mergo, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Karima Chah, Christophe Caucheteur, Patrice Mégret, Hugo Thienpont, and Francis Berghmans  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 20404-20416 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.020404


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Abstract

We demonstrate shear stress sensing with a Bragg grating-based microstructured optical fiber sensor embedded in a single lap adhesive joint. We achieved an unprecedented shear stress sensitivity of 59.8 pm/MPa when the joint is loaded in tension. This corresponds to a shear strain sensitivity of 0.01 pm/µε. We verified these results with 2D and 3D finite element modeling. A comparative FEM study with conventional highly birefringent side-hole and bow-tie fibers shows that our dedicated fiber design yields a fourfold sensitivity improvement.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: June 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2013
Published: August 22, 2013

Citation
Sanne Sulejmani, Camille Sonnenfeld, Thomas Geernaert, Geert Luyckx, Danny Van Hemelrijck, Pawel Mergo, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Karima Chah, Christophe Caucheteur, Patrice Mégret, Hugo Thienpont, and Francis Berghmans, "Shear stress sensing with Bragg grating-based sensors in microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Express 21, 20404-20416 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-17-20404


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