Optical sensors for temperature and strain measurement

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

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The measurement of quasi-static strain field using optical fibers presents a considerable challenge due to the inherent sensitivity of optical fibers to temperature. This paper summarizes recent work we have carried out on two approaches to this problem. Dual mode polarimetric measurements were investigated as a means of implementing distributed temperature measurements and radio frequency subcarrier sensors have been used to perform the same measurement on an integrated basis. These techniques are contrasted and assessed against other technologies such as Bragg gratings and dispersive Fourier transform spectroscopy on the basis of measurement capability, ease of implementation and technological maturity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventSmart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 26 Feb 199628 Feb 1996


ConferenceSmart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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