Compact fiber-optic vector inclinometer

Creator: 

  • Shao, Li-Yang
  • Albert, Jacques

Date: 

2010-04-01

Abstract: 

What we believe to be a novel fiber-optical inclinometer based on a dual-path core-to-cladding mode coupling mechanism is demonstrated. Both the amplitude and tilt direction of bends about a 2-mm-long flexure joint in an optical fiber can be determined. The sensor head consists of a nonadiabatic abrupt taper cascaded with a weakly tilted fiber Bragg grating. Measured bend angles of up to 12° are demonstrated, as well as a method to increase the sensitivity for bend angles smaller than 4°.

Publisher: 

OSA Publishing

Peer Review: 

Published in Peer Reviewed Journal

Faculty Name: 

Faculty of Engineering and Design

Department Name: 

Department of Electronics

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