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Title: Fiber-optic strain gauge with attached ends and unattached microbend section

Abstract

A strain gauge is made of an optical fiber into which quasi-sinusoidal microbends have been permanently introduced. The permanent microbends cause a reduction in the fiber's optical transmission, but, when the gauge is attached to a substrate that is subsequently strained, the amplitude of the deformations will diminish and the optical transmission through the fiber will increase. An apparatus and process for manufacturing these microbends into the optical fiber through a heat-set process is employed; this apparatus and process includes a testing and calibration system.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT & T CORP
OSTI Identifier:
868402
Patent Number(s):
5132529
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fiber-optic; strain; gauge; attached; unattached; microbend; section; optical; fiber; quasi-sinusoidal; microbends; permanently; introduced; permanent; reduction; transmission; substrate; subsequently; strained; amplitude; deformations; diminish; increase; apparatus; process; manufacturing; heat-set; employed; testing; calibration; strain gauge; optical transmission; optical fiber; permanent microbends; microbend section; quasi-sinusoidal microbends; permanently introduced; /250/73/

Citation Formats

Weiss, Jonathan D. Fiber-optic strain gauge with attached ends and unattached microbend section. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Weiss, Jonathan D. Fiber-optic strain gauge with attached ends and unattached microbend section. United States.
Weiss, Jonathan D. Wed . "Fiber-optic strain gauge with attached ends and unattached microbend section". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868402.
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author = {Weiss, Jonathan D},
abstractNote = {A strain gauge is made of an optical fiber into which quasi-sinusoidal microbends have been permanently introduced. The permanent microbends cause a reduction in the fiber's optical transmission, but, when the gauge is attached to a substrate that is subsequently strained, the amplitude of the deformations will diminish and the optical transmission through the fiber will increase. An apparatus and process for manufacturing these microbends into the optical fiber through a heat-set process is employed; this apparatus and process includes a testing and calibration system.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
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