Enhancement of the sensitivity of a temperature sensor based on fiber Bragg gratings via weak value amplification
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We present a proof-of-concept experiment aimed at increasing the sensitivity of temperature sensors implemented with Fiber Bragg gratings by making use of a weak value amplification scheme. The technique requires only linear optics elements for its implementation, and appears as a promising method for extending the range of temperatures changes detectable to increasingly lower values than state-of the-art sensors can currently provide. The device implemented here is able to generate a shift of the centroid of the spectrum of a pulse of ∼ 0.035 nm/◦C, a nearly fourfold increase in sensitivity over the same Fiber Bragg Grating system interrogated using standard methods.