17 May 2011 Self-repairing polymer optical fiber sensor
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Proceedings Volume 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors; 77534H (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.885147
Event: 21st International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (OFS21), 2011, Ottawa, Canada
Abstract
This article presents experimental demonstrations of a self-repairing strain sensor waveguide created by self-writing in a photopolymerizable resin system. The sensor fabricates between two multi-mode optical fibers via lightwaves in the ultraviolet (UV) wavelength range and operates as a sensor through interrogation of the power transmitted through the waveguide in the infrared (IR) wavelength range. After failure of the sensor occurs due to loading, the waveguide rebridges the gap between the two optical fibers through the UV resin. The response of the original sensor and the selfrepaired sensor to strain are measured and show similar behaviors.
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Young Song, Young Song, Kara Peters, Kara Peters, } "Self-repairing polymer optical fiber sensor", Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77534H (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885147; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.885147
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