1 December 1991 Low-profile fibers for embedded smart structure applications
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Low profile single-mode and multimode fibers with cladding sizes on the order of 35-40 microns have been fabricated for embedded sensor applications. Sensor performance of a single-mode Fabry-Perot configuration as well as a two-mode, elliptical-core, differential interferometric scheme shows sensitivities as high as those expected from conventional fiber sensors. Comparative effects of embedded fibers evaluated using simple c-scans and photomicrographs indicate the relatively less deleterious effects of low profile fibers. We present a prognosis of the lowest possible diameters that may be feasible in the future, from the handling ability and manufacturability standpoints.
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Ashish M. Vengsarkar, Ashish M. Vengsarkar, Kent A. Murphy, Kent A. Murphy, Michael F. Gunther, Michael F. Gunther, Angela J. Plante, Angela J. Plante, Richard O. Claus, Richard O. Claus, } "Low-profile fibers for embedded smart structure applications", Proc. SPIE 1588, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins IV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50160; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.50160

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