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

Sun, Bing, Wei, Wei, Liao, Changrui, Zhang, Lin, Zhang, Zuxing, Chen, Ming-Yang and Wang, Yiping (2017). Automatic arc discharge-induced helical long period fiber gratings and its sensing applications. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 29 (11), pp. 873-876.

Abstract

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.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2017.2693361
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
Authors: Sun, Bing
Wei, Wei
Liao, Changrui
Zhang, Lin ( 0000-0002-1691-5577)
Zhang, Zuxing
Chen, Ming-Yang
Wang, Yiping

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