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16 May 2008 PMMA optical fibers as intrinsic sensors of surface crystal growth
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Proceedings Volume 7004, 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; 700440 (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.786072
Event: 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 2008, Perth, WA, Australia
Abstract
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) optical fibers are evaluated for their potential as intrinsic sensors of surface crystal growth. Superior mechanical flexibility means they can be configured to maximize sensitivity, primarily via coiling to promote higher-order modes of radiation propagation in their core. The effects of coiling and exposing the fiber to elevated temperatures (greater than the glass transition temperature) are found to increase sensitivity of the PMMA fibers to surface crystallization while pre-bending is found to reduce sensitivity.
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Martijn Boerkamp, David W. Lamb, and Peter G. Lye "PMMA optical fibers as intrinsic sensors of surface crystal growth", Proc. SPIE 7004, 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 700440 (16 May 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.786072
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