Self-heated fiber Bragg grating sensors

Chen, Kevin P.; McMillen, Ben; Buric, Michael; Jewart, Chuck; Wei Xu
April 2005
Applied Physics Letters;4/4/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 14, p143502
Academic Journal
This letter demonstrates an approach for tuning fiber Bragg grating sensors with optical energy carried in the same optical fiber. Optical energy carried in the optical fiber was used to heat in-fiber Bragg gratings in order to alter the grating’s optical response to surrounding media. The functional enhancement of optically heated Bragg gratings as sensor devices is demonstrated by a dual-function Bragg grating temperature and level sensing array for liquid at room and cryogenic temperatures.


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