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Dual Temperature and Strain Measurement with the Combined Fluorescence Lifetime and Bragg Wavelength Shift Approach in Doped Optical Fiber

Forsyth, David I., Wade, Scott A., Sun, Tong, Chen, Xiaomei and Grattan, Kenneth T. V. (2002) Dual Temperature and Strain Measurement with the Combined Fluorescence Lifetime and Bragg Wavelength Shift Approach in Doped Optical Fiber. Applied Optics, 41 (31). p. 6585. ISSN 0003-6935

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Abstract

We have constructed fiber-optic sensors to measure temperature and strain by combining the properties of fiber Bragg gratings with the fluorescent lifetimes of various doped fibers. Sensors have been made with the fiber Bragg grating written directly into the doped fiber to ensure the collocation of the strain and temperature measurement points. Results are compared with those obtained previously from a Bragg grating written into standard photosensitive fiber spliced to doped fiber. Standard deviation errors of 7 με and 0.8 °C have been obtained for strain and temperature ranges of up to 1860 με and 120 °C, respectively.

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Additional Information: This paper was published in Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 31, pp. 6585-6592 (2002) and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.006585. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
Depositing User: Xiaomei Chen
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 15:42
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 15:42
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/15602

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