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17 May 2011 Bend sensors based on periodically tapered soft glass fibers
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Proceedings Volume 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors; 77534J (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.885040
Event: 21st International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (OFS21), 2011, Ottawa, Canada
Abstract
We demonstrate a technique for tapering periodically an all-solid soft glass fiber consisting of two types of lead silicate glasses by the use of a CO2 laser and investigate the bend sensing applications of the periodically-tapered soft glass fiber. Such a soft glass fiber with periodic microtapers could be used to develop a promising bend sensor with a sensitivity of -27.75 μW/m-1 by means of measuring the bend-induced change of light intensity. The proposed bend sensor exhibits a very low measurement error of down to ± 1%.
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Yiping Wang, David Richardson, Gilberto Brambilla, Xian Feng, Marco Petrovich, Ming Ding, and Zhangqi Song "Bend sensors based on periodically tapered soft glass fibers", Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77534J (17 May 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.885040
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