Abstract

A fiber Bragg grating (FBG) vibration-sensing system employing a fiber ring laser utilizing an FBG sensor as the ring cavity mirror was designed and developed herein. The fiber ring laser emitted lasing light at the Bragg wavelength of the FBG sensor, and the intensity of the lasing light varied with vibrations applied to the FBG sensor. Experiments demonstrated that this system could detect, with good sensitivity, vibrations over a broad band, ranging from just a few hertz up to ultrasound. This sensing system should be able to detect vibrations regardless of both the strain and temperature applied to the FBG sensor.

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IEEE Sens. J. (1)

G. Wild and S. Hinckley, IEEE Sens. J. 8, 1184 (2008).
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J. R. Lee, H. Tsuda, and Y. Akimune, J. Opt. A 9, 95 (2007).
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Laser Phys. (1)

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Opt. Commun. (1)

P. C. Peng, K. M. Feng, W. R. Peng, H. Y. Chiou, C. C. Chang, and S. Chi, Opt. Commun. 252, 127 (2005).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lasers Eng. (1)

P. M. Lam, K. T. Lau, H. Y. Ling, Z. Q. Su, and H. Y. Tam, Opt. Lasers Eng. 47, 1049 (2009).
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Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of FBG sensing system with a broadband light source.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical power distribution of the ASE light source employed herein.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

FBG sensor response to ultrasound propagated through an aluminum plate: (a) nonaveraged response and (b) 512-time-averaged response.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Schematic diagram of an FBG sensing system based on a fiber ring laser.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

FBG reflection spectra with different light sources: (a) ASE light source and (b) fiber laser light source.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Response of an FGB sensor to ultrasound propagated through an aluminum plate.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Strain curve during free vibration, as measured with (a) resistive strain gauge and (b) FBG sensor developed herein.

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