Micro-fiber-based FBG sensor for simultaneous measurement of vibration and temperature

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Original languageEnglish
Article number6557497
Pages (from-to)1751-1753
Journal / PublicationIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number18
Online published11 Jul 2013
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2013


We propose and experimentally demonstrate an integrated in-line micro-fiber sensor based on fiber Bragg gratings to measure simultaneously the vibration and temperature information for state estimation of cable-stayed bridges. The micro vibration structure with micro beam and mass block is integrated to a normal single mode fiber by a special chemical etching method. The results reveal that both of the gratings exhibit similar temperature sensitivities (8.55 and 8.09 pm/° C) but markedly different sensitivities for ultra-low frequency vibration. This kind of the sensing structure is a new type of sensor for simultaneous measurement of temperature and ultra-low frequency vibration particularly for monitoring the large structure health. © 1989-2012 IEEE.

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  • FBG, Fiber optics sensors, vibration analysis

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