Abstract

Coupled sensitivity of optical fiber sensors to structural strain and temperature has been a long lasting problem for reliable measurements in environments where both parameters are varying. This problem has been a driving force for the employment of methods to compensate the effect of one parameter. In this paper, a packaged dual-parameter optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor for the simultaneous measurement of structural strain and temperature using a single FBG is presented. The sensor consists of FBGs with on-fiber silver thin films synthesized by a laser direct write method. The new sensor design, fabrication, packaging, and calibration are addressed. A customized test rig and a sensor calibration package are designed and built. The performance of the sensor for the concurrent measurement of strain and temperature is investigated by analyzing the experimental data, and the characteristic curves for the calibration of the sensor are presented.

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2011 (1)

H. Alemohammad, E. Toyserkani, "Metal embedded optical fiber sensors: Laser-based layered manufacturing procedures," J. Manufacturing Sci. Eng.-Trans. ASME 133, (2011).

2009 (1)

H. Alemohammad, E. Toyserkani, "Simultaneous measurement of temperature and tensile loading using tunable superstructure fbgs developed by laser-direct writing of periodic on-fiber metallic films," J. Smart Mater. Structures 18, (2009).

2008 (1)

H. Alemohammad, O. Aminfar, E. Toyserkani, "Morphology and microstructure analysis of nano-silver thin films deposited by Laser-Assisted Maskless Microdeposition," J. Micromechan. Microeng. 18, (2008).

2006 (2)

D. C. Betz, G. Thursby, B. Culshaw, W. J. Staszewski, "Advanced layout of a fiber Bragg grating strain gauge rosette," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 1019-1026 (2006).

Y. S. Hsu, L. Wang, W. F. Liu, Y. J. Chiang, "Temperature compensation of optical fiber Bragg grating pressure sensor," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 874-876 (2006).

1999 (1)

A. Pique, D. Chrisey, R. Auyeung, J. Fitz-Gerald, H. Wu, R. McGill, S. Lakeou, P. Wu, V. Nguyen, M. Duignan, "A novel laser transfer process for direct writing of electronic and sensor materials," Appl. Phys. A-Materials Science Process. 69, S279-S284 (1999).

1997 (1)

1995 (2)

G. W. Yoffe, P. A. Krug, K. F. Ouellette, D. A. Thorncraft, "Passive temperature-compensating package for optical fiber gratings," Appl. Opt. 34, 6859-6861 (1995).

M. G. Xu, L. Dong, L. Reekie, J. A. Tucknott, J. L. Cruz, " Temperature-independent strain sensor using a chirped Bragg grating in a tapered optical fibre," Electron. Lett. 31, 823-824 (1995).

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. A-Materials Science Process. (1)

A. Pique, D. Chrisey, R. Auyeung, J. Fitz-Gerald, H. Wu, R. McGill, S. Lakeou, P. Wu, V. Nguyen, M. Duignan, "A novel laser transfer process for direct writing of electronic and sensor materials," Appl. Phys. A-Materials Science Process. 69, S279-S284 (1999).

Electron. Lett. (1)

M. G. Xu, L. Dong, L. Reekie, J. A. Tucknott, J. L. Cruz, " Temperature-independent strain sensor using a chirped Bragg grating in a tapered optical fibre," Electron. Lett. 31, 823-824 (1995).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

Y. S. Hsu, L. Wang, W. F. Liu, Y. J. Chiang, "Temperature compensation of optical fiber Bragg grating pressure sensor," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 874-876 (2006).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

D. C. Betz, G. Thursby, B. Culshaw, W. J. Staszewski, "Advanced layout of a fiber Bragg grating strain gauge rosette," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 1019-1026 (2006).

J. Manufacturing Sci. Eng.-Trans. ASME (1)

H. Alemohammad, E. Toyserkani, "Metal embedded optical fiber sensors: Laser-based layered manufacturing procedures," J. Manufacturing Sci. Eng.-Trans. ASME 133, (2011).

J. Micromechan. Microeng. (1)

H. Alemohammad, O. Aminfar, E. Toyserkani, "Morphology and microstructure analysis of nano-silver thin films deposited by Laser-Assisted Maskless Microdeposition," J. Micromechan. Microeng. 18, (2008).

J. Smart Mater. Structures (1)

H. Alemohammad, E. Toyserkani, "Simultaneous measurement of temperature and tensile loading using tunable superstructure fbgs developed by laser-direct writing of periodic on-fiber metallic films," J. Smart Mater. Structures 18, (2009).

Other (2)

H. Alemohammad, Development of Optical Fiber-Based Sensing Devices using Laser Microfabrication Methods Ph.D. dissertation Univ. WaterlooWaterlooONCanada (2010).

H. Alemohammad, E. Toyserkani, Optical Fibre Sensor and Methods of Manufacture Patent WO/2011/006 260 (2011).

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