23 February 1989 A New Optical Fiber Temperature Sensor Using Paraffins For Medical Application
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Proceedings Volume 1011, Fiber Optic Sensors III; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949309
Event: 1988 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1988, Hamburg, Germany
A simple, low cost optical fiber sensor has been developed in order to compare the temperature value of a medium with a well-defined temperature. The thermosensitive element is a paraffin because of its lack of toxicity in medical applications. The basic physical phenomenon involved in this device is the great variation of the scattering coefficient of paraffins when the temperature is going through the solid-liquid transition. Dielectric configuration and low cost due to plastic fiber are great advantages for disposable devices. So, radio-frequency heater can be used without troubles and blood contamination disappears because of single use.
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Serge J. Huard, Serge J. Huard, Chantal Viossat-Thomas, Chantal Viossat-Thomas, } "A New Optical Fiber Temperature Sensor Using Paraffins For Medical Application", Proc. SPIE 1011, Fiber Optic Sensors III, (23 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949309; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949309

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