In this paper, we propose a spectral correlation-based technique for tracking the wavelength shift of a fiber Bragg grating. We compared this approach, by means of a Monte Carlo numerical simulation, to the typical peak tracking techniques applied in classic interrogation systems. As result, we obtained a considerable gain in terms of noise tolerance (about 20 dB), which can be further incremented by selecting large-bandwidth gratings. This permits to increase the power budget of a fiber Bragg grating interrogator without changing the optical layout, overcoming classical limitations of commercial and custom systems. Penalties due to the non-idealities have been evaluated through the same Monte Carlo approach. Finally, we discuss a practical application of the peak tracking techniques to a fiber Bragg grating-based weight sensor, in which we applied the spectral correlation to track both the Bragg wavelength position, spectral deformations due to high strain, and spectral non-linearity.
Performance analysis of peak tracking techniques for fiber Bragg grating interrogation systems / Tosi D.; Olivero M.; Perrone G.. - In: JOURNAL OF MICROWAVES, OPTOELECTRONICS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC APPLICATIONS. - ISSN 2179-1074. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:2(2012), pp. 252-262. [10.1590/S2179-10742012000200003]
|Titolo:||Performance analysis of peak tracking techniques for fiber Bragg grating interrogation systems|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2179-10742012000200003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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