Geometric representation of errors in measurements of strain and temperature

Wei Jin, W. Craig Michie, Graham Thursby, Maria Konstantaki, Brian Culshaw

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Many optical fiber sensors, designed to recover quasistatic strain fields in the presence of significant temperature changes, have been reported in recent years. A number of recent publications have attempted to devise a method for assessing the relative performances of such sensing schemes. Here we report an analysis that represents the data recovery process from a geometrical standpoint and provides useful insight into the physical differences between measurement schemes. The performance of methods based on Bragg grating sensors, polarization-maintaining Fabry-Perot interferometers, combined dual-mode interference-polarimetry sensors, and dispersive Fourier-transform spectroscopy measurements are contrasted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2272-2278
Number of pages7
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Measurement schemes
  • Optical fiber sensors
  • Temperature and strain recovery process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)


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