Temperature effects upon a multicore optical fibre curvature sensor

Nikolitsa Papachristou, Jonathan Morton, Richard M. Carter, Robert R. J. Maier, William N. Macpherson

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We investigate the effect of temperature on a multicore fibre (MCF) curvature sensor. The curvature sensing element is formed from four Fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs) inscribed in a MCF. A fibre optic coupled fan-out device is used to interface the MCF to standard single core fibre optic technology. The peak positions of the FBGs are measured to determine wavelength shift as a result of the curvature induced strain on the fibre. The differential strain allows the curvature of the fibre in a plane to be extracted. The temperature sensitivities of the FBGs and the fan-out device are examined thoroughly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE SENSORS
ISBN (Electronic)9781509010127
Publication statusPublished - 25 Dec 2017


  • fan-out device
  • fibre Bragg gratings
  • low coherence interferometry
  • multicore fibre
  • strain sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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