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Ultra-Weak Fiber Bragg Grating Sensing Network Coated with Sensitive Material for Multi-Parameter Measurements

National Engineering Laboratory for Fiber Optic Sensing Technologies, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
Key Laboratory of Fiber Optic Sensing Technology and Information Processing, Ministry of Education, Wuhan, 430070, China
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Sensors 2017, 17(7), 1509;
Received: 11 May 2017 / Revised: 16 June 2017 / Accepted: 20 June 2017 / Published: 26 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fiber Bragg Grating Based Sensors)
A multi-parameter measurement system based on ultra-weak fiber Bragg grating (UFBG) array with sensitive material was proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The UFBG array interrogation principle is time division multiplex technology with two semiconductor optical amplifiers as timing units. Experimental results showed that the performance of the proposed UFBG system is almost equal to that of traditional FBG, while the UFBG array system has obvious superiority with potential multiplexing ability for multi-point and multi-parameter measurement. The system experimented on a 144 UFBG array with the reflectivity of UFBG ~0.04% for the four target parameters: hydrogen, humidity, temperature and salinity. Moreover, a uniform solution was customized to divide the cross-sensitivity between temperature and other target parameters. It is expected that this scheme will be capable of handling thousands of multi-parameter sensors in a single fiber. View Full-Text
Keywords: fiber optics sensors; relativity; multi-parameter fiber optics sensors; relativity; multi-parameter
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Bai, W.; Yang, M.; Hu, C.; Dai, J.; Zhong, X.; Huang, S.; Wang, G. Ultra-Weak Fiber Bragg Grating Sensing Network Coated with Sensitive Material for Multi-Parameter Measurements. Sensors 2017, 17, 1509.

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