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Sensors (Basel). 2013 Sep 26;13(10):13076-89. doi: 10.3390/s131013076.

A temperature sensor based on a polymer optical fiber macro-bend.

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Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avenida de la Universidad 30, Leganés 28911, Spain. atapetad@ing.uc3m.es.

Abstract

The design and development of a plastic optical fiber (POF) macrobend temperature sensor is presented. The sensor has a linear response versus temperature at a fixed bend radius, with a sensitivity of . The sensor system used a dummy fiber-optic sensor for reference purposes having a resolution below 0.3 °C. A comprehensive experimental analysis was carried out to provide insight into the effect of different surrounding media on practical macro-bend POF sensor implementation. Experimental results are successfully compared with bend loss calculations.

PMID:
24077323
PMCID:
PMC3859051
DOI:
10.3390/s131013076
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