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Title: Noninvasive respiration movement sensor based on distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser with beat frequency interrogation
Authors: Wo, Jianghai
Wang, He
Sun, Qizhen
Shum, Perry Ping
Liu, Deming
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Wo, J., Wang, H., Sun, Q., Shum, P. P., & Liu, D. (2014). Noninvasive respiration movement sensor based on distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser with beat frequency interrogation. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 19(1), 017003-.
Series/Report no.: Journal of biomedical optics
Abstract: A distributed Bragg reflector fiber laser-based respiration movement monitoring system has been proposed and experimentally demonstrated. To fabricate the sensing element for respiration monitoring, a fixture that consists of a plastic plate, a section of elastic textile is employed to experience and transfer the belly expansion induced pressure onto the cross-section of the laser cavity. By tracing the change of the beat signal that generates between two polarization lasing modes, the information of the respiration movement can be extracted in real time. Experimental studies have demonstrated that the system is able to detect both respiration waveform and rate simultaneously. Moreover, the recorded results show that the different gestures as well as the physiology conditions can be distinguished by monitoring the amplitude and period change of the waveform. It is anticipated that the proposed fiber laser-based sensor would be highly suitable for respiratory monitoring.
ISSN: 1083-3668
DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.1.017003
Rights: © 2014 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This paper was published in Journal of Biomedical Optics and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The paper can be found at the following official DOI:  One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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