Hydrostatic pressure sensing using a polymer optical fibre Bragg gratings

Johnson, Ian P., Webb, David J. and Kalli, Kyriacos (2012). Hydrostatic pressure sensing using a polymer optical fibre Bragg gratings. IN: Third Asia Pacific optical sensors conference. Canning, John and Peng, Gangding D. (eds) SPIE proceedings, 8351 . SPIE.


The sensitivity of a fibre Bragg grating (FBG) sensor fabricated in polymer optical fibre (POF) to hydrostatic pressure was investigated for the first time. In this initial investigative work a reflected Bragg response of a FBG fabricated in multimode microstructured POF (MMmPOF) was monitored, whilst the hydrostatic pressure was increased up to 10MPa. Positive sensitivities were observed, meaning a positive wavelength shift to increasing pressure, as opposed to negative sensitivities monitored when using a FBG sensor fabricated in silica optical fibre. The FBG sensors fabricated in the MMmPOF gave fractional changes in wavelength and hence sensitivities of at least 64.05×10-6/MPa, which is some 25 times larger than the -2.50×10-6/MPa sensitivity of a FBG sensor fabricated in silica optical fibre that was measured in this work. Furthermore this work highlighted a decrease in sensitivity of the FBG sensor fabricated in the MMmPOF by some 50% by sealing the holes of the mPOF at the tip of the fibre with an adhesive. This offers the potential to tailor the response of the sensor to hydrostatic pressure.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.914391
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Additional Information: Johnson, Ian P.; Webb, David J.; Kalli, Kyriacos, "Hydrostatic pressure sensing using a polymer optical fibre Bragg gratings", Third Asia Pacific optical sensors conference. eds. John Canning; Gangding D. Peng., Vol. 8351 SPIE, 2012. (SPIE proceedings). Copyright notice format: Copyright 2012 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.914391
Event Title: 3rd Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference (APOS)
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2012-01-31 - 2012-02-03
Uncontrolled Keywords: Applied Mathematics,Computer Science Applications,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics
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Published Date: 2012
Authors: Johnson, Ian P.
Webb, David J. ( 0000-0002-5495-1296)
Kalli, Kyriacos



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