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Fiber Bragg gratings written in highly birefringent microstructured optical fiber with a dedicated design are embedded in a composite fiber-reinforced polymer. The Bragg peak wavelength shifts are measured under controlled axial and transversal strain and during thermal cycling of the composite sample. We obtain a sensitivity to transversal strain that exceeds values reported earlier in literature by one order of magnitude. Our results evidence the relevance of using microstructured optical fibers for structural integrity monitoring of composite material structures.
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2011|
- BRAGG GRATINGS; STRAIN-MEASUREMENT
- TEMPERATURE; COEFFICIENTS; STRESS; LOAD