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Substrate-type sensitized FBG temperature sensor

Li Hong (Institute of Disaster Prevention, Sanhe, China and Hebei Key Laboratory of Seismic Disaster Instrument and Monitoring Technology, Sanhe, China)
Jingyuan Wang (Institute of Disaster Prevention, Sanhe, China and Hebei Key Laboratory of Seismic Disaster Instrument and Monitoring Technology, Sanhe, China)
Jianxian Cai (Institute of Disaster Prevention, Sanhe, China and Hebei Key Laboratory of Seismic Disaster Instrument and Monitoring Technology, Sanhe, China)
Yuntian Teng (Institute of Disaster Prevention, Sanhe, China; Hebei Key Laboratory of Seismic Disaster Instrument and Monitoring Technology, Sanhe, China and Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, China)
Zhongchao Qiu (Institute of Disaster Prevention, Sanhe, China; Hebei Key Laboratory of Seismic Disaster Instrument and Monitoring Technology, Sanhe, China and Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, China)

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 28 March 2023

Issue publication date: 1 May 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

In response to the common low sensitivity of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) temperature sensors in measurement, an FBG temperature sensor sensitized in a substrate-type package structure is proposed.

Design/methodology/approach

The sensitivity of sensors is analyzed theoretically; aluminum alloys with large coefficient of thermal expansion are used; the ANSYS software is used for simulation analysis and optimization design of sensors; real sensors are developed based on simulation results; in this study, a test system was built to test the performance of the proposed sensor.

Findings

The results suggested that the sensitivity of encapsulated FBG temperature sensor is 27.3 pm/°C in the range of −20 °C to 40 °C, which is 2.7 times that of bare FBG sensor, while the linearity is up to more than 0.99.

Practical implications

The sensitivity of FBG temperature sensor is greatly improved by the design of the structure.

Originality/value

This study innovatively proposes substrate-type sensitized FBG temperature sensor. The temperature sensitivity of fiber grating can be improved by single metal structure, and the effect of structural strain can be reduced by a tab structure. The study results provide a reference for the development of like sensors and the further improvement in the sensitivity of FBG temperature sensors.

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Acknowledgements

This study was financially supported by the Science and Technology Innovation Program for Postgraduate students in IDP subsidized by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. ZY20220324), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. ZY20215101) and the 2020 Educational Research and Teaching Reform Project of the School of Disaster Prevention Science and Technology (Grant No. JY2020A12).

Data availability statements: The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.

Citation

Hong, L., Wang, J., Cai, J., Teng, Y. and Qiu, Z. (2023), "Substrate-type sensitized FBG temperature sensor", Sensor Review, Vol. 43 No. 2, pp. 83-91. https://doi.org/10.1108/SR-03-2022-0156

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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