A novel and simple fiber-optic sensor based on a superstructure fiber Bragg grating (SFBG) for simultaneous strain and temperature measurement is proposed and demonstrated. The transmission spectrum of the sensor possesses several narrow-band loss peaks situated on the slope of a broad-band loss peak. By measuring the transmitted intensity and wavelength at one of the loss peaks, strain and temperature can be determined simultaneously. The accuracy of the sensor in measuring strain and temperature is estimated to be ±20 με in a range from 0 to 1200 με and ±1.2°C from 20°C to 120°C, respectively.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics