Multiplexed Extreme Temperature Sensing with Fibres

The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) has a significant program of research in developing extreme temperature sensors (up to 1300oC) using microstructured optical fibres.

These are typically made using fibre Bragg gratings, but there is a promising alternative that utilises interferometry between higher order modes in the fibre. However, multiplexing such sensors, which is a critical advantage of fibre sensing, has not yet been demonstrated.

In this project, you will have an opportunity to solve this critical problem using a microstructured optical fibre recently developed by IPAS.

You will learn valuable knowledge and skills in optical fibre theory, fabrication, fibre handling (cleaving and splicing), and sensor fabrication and testing.

Tagged in Honours projects - Physics, Honours Projects - David Ottaway, Honours Projects - Stephen Warren-Smith, Honours Projects - Erik Shartner, Honours in Physics subtheme - Optics lasers and photonics