Light sources

General purpose light source

A broadband light source is commonly used to illuminate the FBGs, and the reflected peaks are measured by the I-MON interrogation monitor to provide the FBG center wavelengths. A fiber-optic coupler or circulator connects light source, FBGs and I-MON.

The customer selected broadband light source may be a super luminescent diode (SLED) or an amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) source, dependent on requirements to bandwidth, power etc.

Ibsen offers a general-purpose SLED source with 70 nm bandwidth in the 1550 nm range. The source comes with built-in circulator, USB interface and software for plug-and-play operation, and it is ideal for first use to get easy hands-on experience with FBG sensing.

FBG Sensing System

Additional material

A detailed Product Specification and User’s Manual are available upon request.

I-MON SLED

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The I-MON interrogation monitors are suitable for a wide range of applications

FBG sensing:

Vibration analysis
Temperature measurements
Pressure monitoring
Strain measurements