We report the operation of an active, single-frequency, polarimetric, Bragg-grating fiber-laser strain sensor. The short Bragg-grating fiber-laser design limited lasing to two orthogonal polarization modes that, when optically mixed, yielded a single beat frequency that varied at a rate of −4.1 MHz/mstrain for linear strain and −0.37 MHz/(deg/cm) for torsional strain.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 10, 1993
Published: November 15, 1993
G. A. Ball, G. Meltz, and W. W. Morey, "Polarimetric heterodyning Bragg-grating fiber-laser sensor," Opt. Lett. 18, 1976-1978 (1993)