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In-core temperature measurement is a critical issue for the safe operation of nuclear reactors. Classical thermocouples require shielded connections and are known to drift under high neutron fluence. As an alternative, we propose to take advantage of the multiplexing capabilities of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) temperature sensors. Our experiments show that(More)
We report on the effect of MGy dose level γ-irradiation on the parameters of fibre Bragg gratings intended for sensing applications. The γ-radiation sensitivities of gratings written with near-UV 330 nm light in hydrogen loaded Ge-doped fibres and of a grating written in a N-doped fibre were found to be higher than that of gratings written in a 10 mol.%(More)
The high order cladding modes of standard single mode optical fiber appear in quasi-degenerate pairs corresponding to mostly radially or mostly azimuthally polarized light. In this work, we demonstrate that, in the presence of a high-refractive-index coating surrounding the fiber outer surface, the wavelength spacing between the orthogonally polarized(More)
Nowadays, smart composite materials embed miniaturized sensors for structural health monitoring (SHM) in order to mitigate the risk of failure due to an overload or to unwanted inhomogeneity resulting from the fabrication process. Optical fiber sensors, and more particularly fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors, outperform traditional sensor technologies, as(More)
Stabilization of an actively mode-locked fiber laser in the frequency-doubling rational-harmonic mode-locking regime is demonstrated experimentally for the first time to the authors' knowledge. The stabilization is achieved by a method based on minimization of the average optical power at the second output of a dual-output Mach-Zehnder modulator used as a(More)
We propose a technique for measuring both pulse width and amplitude jitter noises of high-repetition-rate optical pulse trains and the cross correlation between these noises as well. The technique is based on time-domain amplitude demodulation of three harmonic components of the detected pulse train. We applied this technique to characterize noises of a(More)
—The future International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is a complex installation that will require permanent monitoring and frequent maintenance operations. The high-gamma dose rates, the high neutron fluence and other radiological hazards call for the use of remote-handled equipment. The management of heavy umbilicals connecting the control(More)
Using hydrogen as fuel presents a potential risk of explosion and requires low cost and efficient leak sensors. We present here a hybrid sensor configuration consisting of a long period fiber grating (LPFG) and a superimposed uniform fiber Bragg grating (FBG). Both gratings are covered with a sensitive layer made of WO(3) doped with Pt on which H(2)(More)
We study numerically two distant unidirectionally coupled single-mode semiconductor lasers subject to coherent optical feedback. We show that two fundamentally different types of chaotic synchronization can occur depending on the strengths of the coupling and of the feedback of the receiver laser.