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Fibre Optic Bragg Grating Sensors

There is considerable interest in the application of smart structure techniques to civil and mechanical engineering applications. The development of embedded fibre optic sensors for use in new buildings and bridges is an active research area worldwide. A number of applications also exist in the biomedical field.

This research area in CAOUS has received a significant boost with the recent acquisition of a state-of-the-art Bragg grating fabrication facility. This facility was purchased in collaboration with Defence Science and Technology Organization. The system is now installed and producing high quality optical fibre Bragg gratings, which will be utilised for collaborative research in several sensor applications.

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