1 September 1991 Fiber optic liquid crystalline microsensor for temperature measurement in high magnetic field
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Proceedings Volume 1510, Chemical and Medical Sensors; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.47126
Event: ECO4 (The Hague '91), 1991, The Hague, Netherlands
Abstract
In this paper, a fiber optic liquid crystalline (LC) microsensor for temperature measurement in high magnetic field is presented. The LC layers obtained by dispersion of cholesteric liquid crystals in a polymer matrix are placed at the end of the fiber optic head. A reflectivity of cholesteric LC layers depends on temperature with high sensitivity. Depending on the choice of microcapsulated cholesteric LC dispersed in the polymer matrix, the sensor can detect temperature in a narrow band (about 5 degrees) within the range 20-50 degree(s)C with a sensitivity of up to 0.01 degree in its linear range of operation (up to 1 degree(s)C). In order to increase range of operation we have used four light sources with different wavelengths. Typical multimode optical fibers for transmission of light from the light source (He-Ne, LD, LED) to the LC foil and next, after reflection, to the photodetector have been used. The microsensor probe was placed inside the electromagnet gap in which a magnetic field up to 1.2 T could be reached. As a result the temperature characteristics of the microsensor in different magnetic field configurations are presented. The principal conclusion to be drawn is that the temperature characteristics are not influenced by the magnetic field.
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Andrzej W. Domanski, Andrzej W. Domanski, Stanislaw Kostrzewa, Stanislaw Kostrzewa, } "Fiber optic liquid crystalline microsensor for temperature measurement in high magnetic field", Proc. SPIE 1510, Chemical and Medical Sensors, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47126; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.47126
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