A Proposal of Fiber Sensing System Using Low Reflectivity FBG
This paper proposes multipoint optical fiber sensing system based on fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor array. The low reflectivity FBG sensors having the same Bragg wavelength are connected cascaded in the same fiber line as the sensing elements of optical fiber sensing system. This can increase the monitoring points and reduce manufacturing costs of FBG sensor. To verify the effectiveness, the system simulator based on equivalent circuit model by microwave technology was developed. Simulation result shows that though multi-reflections can be caused by FBG sensors with the same Bragg wavelength connected cascaded in the same line, the effect may become weak as reflectivity of FBG sensors are reduced to 0.02.
Y. S. Li et al., "A Proposal of Fiber Sensing System Using Low Reflectivity FBG", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 500, pp. 743-747, 2012