Analysis of vibration measurements in a composite material using an embedded PM-PCF polarimetric sensor and an FBG sensor
Low frequency vibration measurements in composite materials using embedded optical fiber sensors are presented in this paper. The two types of fiber sensors embedded are a polarization maintaining photonic crystal fiber (PM-PCF) polarimetric fiber sensor and a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor. A glass fibre reinforced polymer composite material sample is fabricated with both fiber optic sensors embedded in it. A comparison between the performance of both the PM-PCF polarimetric fiber sensor and the FBG sensor embedded in the composite material is also presented. 2012 IEEE.