doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2015-15-2-241-245


A. S. Munko, S. V. Varzhel, S. V. Arkhipov, A. N. Zabiyakin

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For citation: Munko A.S., Varzhel S.V., Arkhipov S.V., Zabiyakin A.N. Protective coatings of fiber Bragg grating for minimizing of mechanical impact on its wavelength characteristics. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 2015, vol.15, no. 2, pp. 241–245.

The paper deals with the scheme for the study of the Bragg wavelength shift dependence on the applied tensile force. Samples of fiber Bragg gratings with different coatings have been studied: the restored acrylate coating, the heatshrinkable fusion splice protection sleeve without metal rod, the heat-shrinkable fusion splice protection sleeve with a metal rod, the metal capillary, polyvinylchloride tube. For different coatings of diffractive structure, dependences of wavelength shift for the Bragg grating resonance have been obtained on the tensile strength applied to the ends of an optical fiber. It was determined that the studied FBG coatings give the possibility to reduce the mechanical impact on the Bragg wavelength shift for 1.1-15 times as compared to an uncoated waveguide. The most effective version of coated fiber Bragg grating is the heatshrinkable fusion splice protection sleeve with a metal rod. When the force (equal to 6 N) is applied to the 100 mm optical fiber area with the inscribed diffractive structure, the Bragg wavelength shift is 7.5 nm for the unprotected sample and 0.5 nm for the one coated with the heat-shrinkable fusion splice protection sleeve.

Keywords: phase interferometric sensor, fiber Bragg grating, Bragg wavelength shift, sensing element, elliptical stress cladding, birefringent optical fiber, phase mask.

Acknowledgements. The work was carried out in ITMO University under financial support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (project #02.G25.31.0044)

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