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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2360–2362

Suspended-core fiber Bragg grating sensor for directional-dependent transverse stress monitoring

Charles M. Jewart, Tong Chen, Eric Lindner, Julia Fiebrandt, Manfred Rothhardt, Kay Schuster, Jens Kobelke, Hartmut Bartelt, and Kevin P. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 12, pp. 2360-2362 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002360


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Abstract

This Letter presents simulation and experimental results of orientation-dependent transverse stress fiber sensors using fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) inscribed in four-hole suspended-core fibers. Resonant peak shifts and splitting of FBGs were studied as functions of the applied transverse load and fiber orientation. Both simulation and experimental results revealed that the response of FBGs in suspended-core fibers is sensitive to both the orientation and magnitude of an applied transverse stress.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2011
Published: June 15, 2011

Citation
Charles M. Jewart, Tong Chen, Eric Lindner, Julia Fiebrandt, Manfred Rothhardt, Kay Schuster, Jens Kobelke, Hartmut Bartelt, and Kevin P. Chen, "Suspended-core fiber Bragg grating sensor for directional-dependent transverse stress monitoring," Opt. Lett. 36, 2360-2362 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-12-2360

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