Time-domain addressing technique for fiber Bragg grating sensor system with the function of real-time monitoring

Youlong Yu, Shengchun Liu, Hwa Yaw Tam, Luenfu Lui

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The emission of light wave from a pulsed broadband source controlled by a clock is injected into a four-element fiber Bragg grating sensor array. A technique of time-domain addressing is introduced to interrogate the gratings spaced 10 m apart by employing a 1 × 4 analog electrical switches, which is controlled by the same clock. The switches allocate the pulses reflected by the sensor elements into corresponding output channels to make the system performing the function of real-time monitoring the measurand. Demodulated with an unbalanced Michelson interferometer, which converts the wavelength shifts to phase changes, the system is demonstrated to be with a sensing sensitivity of 1.658°/με at the wavelength of 1556 nm. It matches the theoretical value of 1.673°/με basically.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)865-868
Number of pages4
JournalGuangxue Xuebao/Acta Optica Sinica
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2005


  • Fiber Bragg grating
  • Fiber optics
  • Fiber sensor
  • Interferometric demodulation
  • Multichannel output
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Sensor network
  • Time-domain addressing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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