Automatic arc discharge-induced helical long period fiber gratings and its sensing applications


We experimentally demonstrate an automatic arc discharge technology for inscribing high-quality helically twisted long period fiber gratings (H-LPFGs) with greatly improved inscription efficiency for single mode fibers. The proposed technology has been developed by implementing an embedded program in a commercial fusion splicer, which employs an ultraprecision motorized translation stage while the tensioning mass required by conventional inscribing technology is eliminated. More significantly, the arc-induced H-LPFGs have been reported to have potential usage as sensors in temperature, refractive index, twist stress, and strain.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
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Uncontrolled Keywords: fiber optics,fiber optics components,fiber optics sensors,gratings,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Published Date: 2017-06-01
Published Online Date: 2017-04-12
Accepted Date: 2017-04-07
Submitted Date: 2016-12-14
Authors: Sun, Bing
Wei, Wei
Liao, Changrui
Zhang, Lin ( 0000-0002-1691-5577)
Zhang, Zuxing
Chen, Ming-Yang
Wang, Yiping



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