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Title: Characteristics of the distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser sensor for lateral force measurement
Authors: Zhang, Y
Guan, BO
Tam, HY 
Keywords: Birefringence
Fiber optic sensors
Fiber optics
Lasers fiber
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: North-Holland
Source: Optics communications, 2008, v. 281, no. 18, p. 4619-4622 How to cite?
Journal: Optics communications 
Abstract: Characteristics of the distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser sensor for lateral force measurement are investigated. The distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser operates in dual-polarization modes and converts the lateral force into a corresponding shift in the beat frequency generated by the fiber laser. The sensitivity dependence on the angle between the force direction and the polarization axis orientation of the fiber is investigated theoretically and experimentally. The impact of the force action location and force length on the sensor response is also discussed. Good agreement between the theoretical data and the experimental results was obtained. A maximal sensitivity magnitude of ∼10 GHz/(N/mm) is recorded.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/28832
ISSN: 0030-4018
EISSN: 1873-0310
DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2008.05.039
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