単一のプラスチック光ファイバ・ブラッグ・グレーティングを用いた歪と温度の分離測定に関する水野助教と石川(OB)の論文が IEEE Sensors Journal に掲載されました。本内容は、キプロス工科大学との共同研究の成果です。

Y. Mizuno, R. Ishikawa, H. Lee, A. Theodosiou, K. Kalli, and K. Nakamura, “Potential of discriminative sensing of strain and temperature using perfluorinated polymer FBG,” IEEE Sens. J., vol. 19, no. 12, pp. 4458-4462 (2019).

Though strain characteristics of fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) inscribed in perfluorinated graded-index (PFGI-) polymer optical fibers (POFs) have been reported, their temperature characteristics have not yet been detailed. In this paper, we experimentally investigate the temperature dependence of the Bragg wavelength of a PFGI-POF-FBG. With increasing temperature, each peak of the FBG-reflected spectrum shifted to longer wavelength with different coefficients. The temperature coefficient of one of the clearest peaks was 0.09 nm/ºC, which was 8 times larger than those of FBGs in silica single-mode fibers and almost the same as those of FBGs in polymethyl methacrylate POFs. A temperature-independent but strain-dependent peak was also observed, which indicates the potential of discriminative sensing of strain and temperature.