In this work, the regeneration process of FBGs written into both standard and bend-insensitive fiber has been studied. Several dopants present in these fibers lead to different regeneration properties which, based on previous experiments, have been tested, paying special attention to the regeneration temperature. The achieved results suggest a reduction on the regeneration temperature for FBGs written into bend-insensitive fiber that favors mechanical properties of silica.
A specific temperature and pressure optical fiber transducer is presented in this paper. By using a customized fiber reinforced plastic membrane with embedded Fiber Bragg Gratings, the fluid pressure and temperatures changes are converted in optical wavelength displacements. The membrane and the transducer custom design allows a suitable measurand discrimination. The transducer is implemented, characterized and calibrated. Its feasibility to be used on large diameter water pipes has been successfully validated by means of field trials. Many of these transducers will be optically multiplexed to monitoring these infrastructures.