Fiber Optic Sensors and Sensor Networks Using a Time-domain Sensing Scheme


Fiber loop ringdown (FLRD) has demonstrated to be capable of sensing various quantities, such as chemical species, pressure, refractive index, strain, temperature, etc.; and it has high potential for the development of a sensor network. In the present work, we describe design and development of three different types of FLRD sensors for water, cracks, and temperature sensing in concrete structures. All of the three aforementioned sensors were indigenously developed very recently in our laboratory and their capabilities of detecting the respective quantities were demonstrated. Later, all of the sensors were installed in a test grout cube for real-time monitoring. This work presents the results obtained in the laboratory-based experiments as well as the results from the real-time monitoring process in the test cube.

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C. Wang, M. Kaya, P. Sahay, H. Alali and R. Reese, "Fiber Optic Sensors and Sensor Networks Using a Time-domain Sensing Scheme," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 3 No. 2B, 2013, pp. 236-239. doi: 10.4236/opj.2013.32B055.

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