Abstract.  We report a two-axis fiber inclinometer fabricated using an ultraweak terahertz-range fiber Bragg grating. Three sensing grating structures were inscribed along a single-mode optical fiber using a femtosecond laser, bound together into a sensing array using thermoformed plastic, and fixed to a two-axis rotational stage. Inclination tests were performed in which the fiber was deflected from 0 to 1.7 deg. These tests were repeated at eight azimuthal angles in increments of 45 deg (from 0 to 315 deg). The standard deviation of the largest inclination angle error was 0.048 deg and the stability of the inclination angle was 0.030 deg.
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