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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 11141–11149

Static FBG strain sensor with high resolution and large dynamic range by dual-comb spectroscopy

Naoya Kuse, Akira Ozawa, and Yohei Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 11141-11149 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.011141


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Abstract

We demonstrate a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) strain sensor with optical frequency combs. To precisely characterize the optical response of the FBG when strain is applied, dual-comb spectroscopy is used. Highly sensitive dual-comb spectroscopy of the FBG enabled strain measurements with a resolution of 34 nε. The optical spectral bandwidth of the measurement exceeds 1 THz. Compared with conventional FBG strain sensor using a continuous-wave laser that requires rather slow frequency scanning with a limited range, the dynamic range and multiplexing capability are significantly improved by using broadband dual-comb spectroscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: February 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2013
Published: April 30, 2013

Citation
Naoya Kuse, Akira Ozawa, and Yohei Kobayashi, "Static FBG strain sensor with high resolution and large dynamic range by dual-comb spectroscopy," Opt. Express 21, 11141-11149 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-9-11141


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