Apodization Optimization of FBG Strain Sensor for Quasi-Distributed Sensing Measurement Applications

Fahd Chaoui, Otman Aghzout, Mounia Chakkour, Mounir El Yakhloufi
2016 Active and Passive Electronic Components  
A novel optimized apodization of Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor (FBGS) for quasi-distributed strain sensing applications is developed and introduced in this paper. The main objective of the proposed optimization is to obtain a reflectivity level higher than 90% and a side lobe level around −40 dB, which is suitable for use in quasi-distributed strain sensing application. For this purpose, different design parameters as apodization profile, grating length, and refractive index have been investigated
more » ... e been investigated to enhance and optimize the FBGS design. The performance of the proposed apodization has then been compared in terms of reflectivity, side lobe level (SLL), and full width at half maximum (FWHM) with apodization profiles proposed by other authors. The optimized sensor is integrated on quasi-distributed sensing system of 8 sensors demonstrating high reliability. Wide strain sensitivity range for each channel has also been achieved in the quasi-distributed system. Results prove the efficiency of the proposed optimization which can be further implemented for any quasi-distributed sensing application.
doi:10.1155/2016/6523046 fatcat:emfdlozrhvdn7k5ma6juxpfzdm