All-fibre twist sensor system based on 45° and 8° tilted fibre gratings

Zhijun Yan, Adedotun Adebayo, Kaiming Zhou, Lin Zhang, David Webb

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrated a highly sensitive twist sensor system based on a 45° and an 81° tilted fibre grating (TFG). The 81°-TFG has a set of dual-peaks that are due to the birefringence induced by its extremely tilted structure. When the 81°-TFG subjected to twist, the coupling to the two peaks would interchange from each other, providing a mechanism to measure and monitor the twist. We have investigated the performance of the sensor system by three interrogation methods (spectral, power-measurement and voltage-measurement). The experimental results clearly show that the 81°-TFG and the 45°-TFG could be combined forming a full fibre twist sensor system capable of not just measuring the magnitude but also recognising the direction of the applied twist.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
EditorsWojtek J. Bock, Jacques Albert, Xiaoyi Bao
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-8246-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2011
Event21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 15 May 201119 May 2011
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Publication series

NameSPIE Proceedings
PublisherSPIE
Volume7753
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)2410-9045

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Abbreviated titleOFS21
CountryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period15/05/1119/05/11
Internet address

Bibliographical note

Zhijun Yan, Adedotun Adebayo, Kaiming Zhou, Lin Zhang and David Webb, "All-fibre twist sensor system based on 45° and 81° tilted fibre gratings", Proc. SPIE 7753, 77538E (2011). 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors (OFS21), 15-19 May 2011, Ottawa (CA).

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.884845

Keywords

  • highly sensitive twist sensor system
  • 45°
  • 81°
  • tilted fibre grating
  • TFG
  • tilted structure
  • sensor system
  • full fibre twist sensor system
  • magnitude
  • direction

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