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Effect of laser and mechanical parameters on strength of fiber bragg gratings

Tahir, Bashir Ahmed and Rashid, Abdul and Asif, M. and Afaq, A. and Ali, Jalil and Abdul Rahman, Rosly (2009) Effect of laser and mechanical parameters on strength of fiber bragg gratings. International Journal of Modern Physics B, 23 (01). p. 77. ISSN 0217-9792

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0217979209049589

Abstract

The length of the optical fiber which contains the sensor must be able to withstand the tensile loads that will be placed on it during the duration of its service lifetime. It is important to assess the effect of the UV radiation and removal of coating on the strength of the fiber within the region where the grating has been written. In this study, we have identified the various mechanical and laser fabrication parameters which constrain the strength of fiber gratings. These factors include the laser pulse rate, laser energy per pulse, UV exposure time, methods of coating removal and environmental degradation (moisture). The variation in strength with respect to these factors is discussed in detail. However, it is observed in all the investigations that the average strength of all the fiber grating samples decreased. Finally, the enhancement of mechanical strength of fiber gratings can be achieved by adjusting the laser settings and improving the coating removal methods.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fiber Bragg grating, laser and mechanical parameters, mechanical strength
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Science
ID Code:13561
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:22 Aug 2011 03:35
Last Modified:22 Aug 2011 03:35

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