Temperature insensitive measurements of static displacements using a fiber Bragg grating

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

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We report a chirped fiber Bragg grating transducer for the measurement of acceleration, in which a cantilever beam and fiber Bragg grating are used. The cantilever induces strain on the grating resulting in a Bragg grating 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 the complex demodulation techniques it is potentially inexpensive. For the experimental system a linear output range of 8 g could be detected.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1918-1924
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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