2 July 2007 Alarm system of optical fibre using the thermal-optical sensibility of the PNIPAAm polymer
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Proceedings Volume 6619, Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors; 661946 (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738672
Event: Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 2007, Napoli, Italy
Abstract
An alarm system as extrinsic sensor on optical fibers for detecting and controlling inflammable liquids based on thermosensitive proprieties of the PNIPAAm hydrogel is presented. The changes on the optical proprieties of the PNIPAAm with the temperature (being its LCST 32°C), induce abrupt changes on the light intensity and they act as an alarm signal, which is transmitted by optical fibers and after they will be processed by an optoelectronic circuit, responsible to active an alarm. An appropriate system consists of the hydrogel connected between its ends to two segments of plastic optical fibers (source and receiver) and they turn on the alarm when a photo detector does not receive light when the hydrogel becomes when it reaches threshold of temperature. The characterization of the hydrogel and the experimental results are presented for a prototype.
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J. C. Rueda, J. C. Rueda, D. Chana, D. Chana, K. Contreras, K. Contreras, R. Coello, R. Coello, M. Lomer, M. Lomer, } "Alarm system of optical fibre using the thermal-optical sensibility of the PNIPAAm polymer", Proc. SPIE 6619, Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 661946 (2 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738672; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738672
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