OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Vol. 23, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1930–1932

Highly sensitive dynamic strain measurements by locking lasers to fiber Bragg gratings

B. Lissak, A. Arie, and M. Tur  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 24, pp. 1930-1932 (1998)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (297 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A novel, sensitive, simple, and robust strain interrogation technique is analyzed and experimentally tested. By locking a laser wavelength to the midreflection wavelength of a standard fiber Bragg grating and measuring the error signal, we achieve high dynamic strain sensitivity of 45 picostrain/√Hz rms at 3 kHz, where the dominant noise in the experiment is the laser frequency noise.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

B. Lissak, A. Arie, and M. Tur, "Highly sensitive dynamic strain measurements by locking lasers to fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Lett. 23, 1930-1932 (1998)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlanc, K. P. Koo, C. J. Askins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
  2. A. D. Kersey, T. A. Berkoff, and W. W. Morey, Electron. Lett. 28, 236 (1992).
  3. K. P. Koo and A. D. Kersey, J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 1243 (1995).
  4. M. LeBlanc, A. D. Kersey, and T. Tsai, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 16 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 28–30.
  5. D. S. Elliot, R. Roy, and S. J. Smith, Phys. Rev. A 26, 12 (1982).
  6. S. Knudsen, A. B. Tveten, and A. Dandridge, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 90 (1995).
  7. A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, and T. Tsai, in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors (OFS-11) (IEEE-LEOS, Piscataway, N.J., 1996), pp. 634–637.
  8. K. Sudgen, I. Bennion, A. Molony, and N. Copner, Electron. Lett. 30, 440 (1994).
  9. For example, Innovative Fibers, 45 De Villebois, Suite 200, Gatineau, Quebec J8T 8J7, Canada.
  10. K. J. Williams, A. Dandridge, A. D. Kersey, J. F. Weller, A. Yurek, and A. B. Tveten, Electron. Lett. 25, 774 (1989).
  11. V. Mahal, A. Arie, M. A. Arbore, and M. M. Fejer, Opt. Lett. 21, 1217 (1996); A. Bruner, A. Arie, M. A. Arbore, and M. M. Fejer, Appl. Opt. 37, 1049 (1998).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited