Temperature-insensitive fiber Bragg grating accelerometer

Yinian Zhu, Ping Shum, Chao Lu, B. M. Lacquet, P. L. Swart, S. J. Spammer

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A cantilever beam and fiber Bragg grating is used to measure acceleration. The cantilever induces strain on the grating, resulting in a Bragg wavelength modification that is subsequently detected. The output signal is insensitive to temperature variations and for a temperature change from -20°C to 40°C, the output signal fluctuated less than 5% without any temperature compensation schemes. Because the accelerometer does not utilize expensive and complex demodulation techniques, it is potentially cost effective. For the experimental system, a linear output range of 8 g could be detected.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1437-1439
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Accelerometer
  • Chirped grating
  • Fiber Bragg grating
  • Optical fiber sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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