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26 March 1993 Structural sensing using a fiber laser strain sensor
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The development of a fiber laser sensor which permits efficient interrogation of Bragg grating sensors is reported. The fiber laser is linewidth-narrowed and tuned by a remotely located, sensing Bragg grating that is surface adhered to a structure under test. The Bragg grating- tuned fiber laser is used in conjunction with a passive wavelength demodulation system (WDS) to form a fiber laser strain sensor system (FLS3), which was used to track both static and dynamic strains on an aluminum beam. The FLS3 could measure strains with a resolution of approximately 4 (mu) (epsilon) and a bandwidth of 13.0 kHz. The viability of the laser strain sensor concept lends itself to the development of a compact, potentially embeddable smart sensor that would output demodulated sensing data directly to the user.
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Serge Melle, Trenton G. Coroy, Shawn E. Karr, A. Tino Alavie, and Raymond M. Measures "Structural sensing using a fiber laser strain sensor", Proc. SPIE 1798, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins V, (26 March 1993);

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