High-resolution strain and temperature sensor based on distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser

Li Yang Shao, Xinyong Dong, Aping Zhang, Hwa Yaw Tam, Sailing He

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We present a high-resolution strain and temperature sensor by using a polarimetric distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser. The mean wavelength and polarization beat frequency of the laser output are utilized to determine the strain and temperature of the sensor. Experimental results show that the sensor has a capability of sensing strain and temperature simultaneously, with root mean square deviations of 9.3 με and 0.05 °C, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1598-1600
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2007


  • Fiber Bragg grating (FBG)
  • Fiber laser
  • Fiber-optic sensor
  • Strain sensor
  • Temperature sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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