27 April 2016 Creation of a microstructured polymer optical fiber with UV Bragg grating inscription for the detection of extensions at temperatures up to 125°C
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We describe the fabrication of a polycarbonate (PC) micro-structured polymer optical fiber (mPOF) and the writing of fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) in it to enable strain and temperature measurements. We demonstrate the photosensitivity of a dopant-free PC fiber by grating inscription using a UV laser. We further show that PC Bragg gratings can be extended up to at least 3% without affecting the initial functionality of the micro-structured fiber. The response of PC FBGs to temperature up to 125°C is also investigated. Polycarbonate has good mechanical properties and its high temperature resistance might extend the range of application of polymeric FBGs.
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Andrea Fasano, Getinet Woyessa, Pavol Stajanca, Christos Markos, Alessio Stefani, Kristian Nielsen, Henrik K. Rasmussen, Katerina Krebber, Ole Bang, "Creation of a microstructured polymer optical fiber with UV Bragg grating inscription for the detection of extensions at temperatures up to 125°C", Proc. SPIE 9886, Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV, 988619 (27 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2227843; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2227843
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