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Title: Inscription of polymer optical fiber Bragg grating at 962 nm and its potential in strain sensing
Authors: Zhang, Z
Zhang, C
Tao, X 
Wang, G
Peng, GD
Keywords: Fiber Bragg grating (FBG)
Fiber grating fabrication
Measurement of strain
Polymer optical fiber (POF)
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2010
Publisher: IEEE
Source: IEEE photonics technology letters, 1 Nov. 2010, v.22, no. 21, p. 1562-1564 How to cite?
Journal: IEEE photonics technology letters 
Abstract: Fiber Bragg grating (FBG) with a 962-nm Bragg wavelength was fabricated in trans-4-stilbenemethanol doped poly(methyl methacrylate) polymer optical fibers (POFs) using a phase mask with 17% zeroth-order diffraction for the inscription wavelength of 325 nm. The effect of zeroth-order diffraction of the phase masks on FGB in POF was first examined by observing micrographs of the gratings. A linear relationship between the fiber axial strain and shift of the FBG was observed up to 6.5% tensile strain with a strain sensitivity of 0.916 pm /με. However, this shift was notably affected by the time-dependent stress relaxation in the fiber, especially when the FBG was subject to a relatively higher strain > 2%.
ISSN: 1041-1135
DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2010.2069090
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