21 July 1998 Long-period fiber grating bending sensors in laminated composite structures
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Abstract
In this paper, we present the experimental result of the effect of bending an over-written long-period fiber grating (LPG) on the transmitted power spectrum and total transmitted power of a light-emitting diode (LED). It is found that the total transmitted power through the LPG decreases linearly with bend curvature within the range from 0 to about 0.001/mm. The error for determining the bend curvature due to the actual non-linearity of the sensor is estimated to be +/- 2 X 10-5/mm. Therefore, a simple power measurement scheme using an embedded LPG can be employed to measure the static bend curvature and dynamic process of structures.
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Weichong Du, Hwa-Yaw Tam, Michael S. Y. Liu, Xiaoming Tao, "Long-period fiber grating bending sensors in laminated composite structures", Proc. SPIE 3330, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Sensory Phenomena and Measurement Instrumentation for Smart Structures and Materials, (21 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316984; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.316984
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