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Resonant Hydrophones Based on Coated Fiber Bragg Gratings

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7 Author(s)
Moccia, M. ; Optoelectronic Division, Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy ; Consales, M. ; Iadicicco, A. ; Pisco, M.
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In this paper, we report on recent experimental results obtained with fiber-Bragg-grating (FBG) hydrophones for underwater acoustic detection. The optical hydrophones under investigation consist of FBGs coated with ring-shaped polymers of different size and mechanical properties. The coating materials were selected and designed in order to provide mechanical amplification, via judicious choice of their acousto-mechanical properties and by exploiting selected resonances occurring in different frequency ranges. Our underwater acoustic measurements, carried out within the range 4–35 kHz, reveal the resonant behavior of these optical hydrophones, as well as its dependence on the coating size and type of material. These experimental data are also in good agreement with our previously published numerical results. By comparison with bare (i.e., uncoated) FBGs, responsivity enhancements of up to three orders of magnitude were found, demonstrating the effectiveness of polymeric coatings in tailoring the acoustic response of FBG-based hydrophones.

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 15 )

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Aug.1, 2012

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