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.