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1 August 1997 Geometric representation of errors in measurements of strain and temperature
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Many optical fiber sensors, designed to recover quasistatic strain fields in the presence of significant temperature changes, have been reported in recent years. A number of recent publications have attempted to devise a method for assessing the relative performances of such sensing schemes. Here we report an analysis that represents the data recovery process from a geometrical standpoint and provides useful insight into the physical differences between measurement schemes. The performance of methods based on Bragg grating sensors, polarization-maintaining Fabry-Perot interferometers, combined dualmode interference-polarimetry sensors, and dispersive Fourier-transform spectroscopy measurements are contrasted.
Wei Jin, W. Craig Michie, Graham Thursby, Maria Konstantaki, and Brian Culshaw "Geometric representation of errors in measurements of strain and temperature," Optical Engineering 36(8), (1 August 1997).
Published: 1 August 1997

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