Characterization Study of Double Filtered Sensor Length Effect on Strain Sensitivity

  • Wasmaa A. Jabbar Department of Physics, College of Education, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ayser Hemed Department of Physics, College of Education, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Mayyadah Fadhala Alsalam Distinguished Students Secondary School, 2nd Karkh directorate of education, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ismaeel Al-Baidhany Department of Physics, College of Education, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Strain, FBG, reflectivity, Germanium-Silicate, refraction index modulation


In this simulation study, Optisystem 18 software is used to monitor and study the effectiveness of side strain on selected lengths of two virtual uniform fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors. The operational FBG sensor Bragg wavelength was 1550 nm, which is used to find the measured shift in deflected light source optical spectrum. This value is also supplied by the light source to offer the minimum absorption and attenuation during transmission inside the optical fiber. Reliability of the sensor and technique of transferring the signal under such effect are screened. The investigator is also used to observe the shift in wavelength with altered applied side strain. The influence of sensor active length on side strain sensitivity is studied where according to theory, the length of the FBG influences the sensitivity via reflectivity . The constructed sensor sensitivity is observed against length before and during the experiment. The sensing principle, in essence, depends on tracking the wavelength shift due to the variation of such strain. Results achieved in this study show an inverse relationship between sensor effective length and shift in the observed wavelength. The measured strain sensitivity is carried out for the active sensor length, which ranges from 0.05 to 15 cm, with corresponding sensitivity values of 1.19 pm/ OC to 0.9 pm/OC, respectively, under the same strain conditions. The empirical results also show the success of the suggested sensing system in measuring strain. The strain measurement, ε, is linearly increasing, identical to the increasing values of the wavelength shift of Bragg. It's also been observed that the wavelength of Bragg is shifting during small ratios in the length protraction of the FBGs.


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How to Cite
Jabbar, W. A., Hemed, A., Fadhala, M., & Al-Baidhany, I. (2023). Characterization Study of Double Filtered Sensor Length Effect on Strain Sensitivity. East European Journal of Physics, (3), 509-515.