Performance analysis of a time-division-multiplexed fiber Bragg grating sensor

C. C. Chan, Wei Jin, M. S. Demokan

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Abstract

The results of an investigation of the performance of a time-division-multiplexed (TDM) fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor array using a tunable laser source are reported. The system performance is found to be limited by the extinction ratio of the optical pulse modulator used for pulse amplitude modulation. Formulas that relate the crosstalk to the extinction ratio of the optical pulse modulator, the modulation parameters of the tunable laser, and the optical path differences among sensing channels are derived. Computer simulation shows that an array of 20 FBG sensors with 3 με resolution can be realized with a commercially available single Mach-Zehnder type optical pulse modulator of -35 dB extinction ratio.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-65
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4074
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
EventApplications of Optical Fiver Sensor - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 May 200024 May 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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