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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2003
  • pp: 387–389

Two-axis bend measurement with Bragg gratings in multicore optical fiber

G. M. H. Flockhart, W. N. MacPherson, J. S. Barton, J. D. C. Jones, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 387-389 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000387


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Abstract

We describe what is to our knowledge the first use of fiber Bragg gratings written into three separate cores of a multicore fiber for two-axis curvature measurement. The gratings act as independent, but isothermal, fiber strain gauges for which local curvature determines the difference in strain between cores, permitting temperature-independent bend measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors

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G. M. H. Flockhart, W. N. MacPherson, J. S. Barton, J. D. C. Jones, L. Zhang, and I. Bennion, "Two-axis bend measurement with Bragg gratings in multicore optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 28, 387-389 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-6-387


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