Bragg gratings inscription using PMMA polymer optical fibers drawn from preforms with specific thermal pre-treatment

Carlos A.F. Marques*, Andreas Pospori, Gökhan Demirci, Onur Cetinkaya, Barbara Gawdzik, Paulo Antunes, Pawel Mergo, Paulo André, David J. Webb (Editor)

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Abstract

In this work, fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) are inscribed in various undoped poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) polymer optical fibres (POFs) using different types of UV lasers and inscription time and their temperature and strain sensitivities are investigated. The polymer optical fiber Bragg gratings (POFBGs) were inscribed using two UV lasers: a continuous UV HeCd @325 nm laser and a pulsed UV KrF @248 nm laser. The PMMA POFs drawn from a preform without specific thermal pre-treatment need more inscription time than the fibers drawn from a preform that has been pre-annealed at 80ºC for 2 weeks. Using both UV lasers, for the latter fiber less than half the inscription time is needed compared with a commercial undoped PMMA POF and other homemade POFs, where the preforms have not had a well-defined thermal pre-treatment. The effect on a POF from a preform that has been annealed prior to drawing is different as previously shown in the literature, where these POFs are much less sensitive to thermal treatment. Also, a proper polymerization process plays a key role as will be discussed. These results indicate the impact of preform thermal pre-treatment as well as polymerization process before the PMMA POFs drawing, which can be an essential characteristic in view of developing POF sensors technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPOF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings
EditorsDavid J. Webb, Patricia Scully, Kate Sugden
Place of PublicationBirmingham (UK)
PublisherAston University
Pages40-45
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-85449-408-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016
Event25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2016 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period13/09/1615/09/16

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    3D-printed PMMA preform for hollow-core POF drawing

    Zubel, M., Fasano, A., Woyessa, G., Sugden, K., Rasmussen, H. K. & Bang, O., 1 Dec 2016, POF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings. Webb, D. J., Scully, P. & Sugden, K. (eds.). Birmingham (UK): Aston University, p. 295-300 6 p.

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  • Annealing and etching effects on strain and stress sensitivity of polymer optical fibre Bragg grating sensors

    Pospori, A., Marques, C. A. F., Sáez-Rodríguez, D., Nielsen, K., Bang, O. & Webb, D. J. (ed.), 1 Dec 2016, POF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings. Webb, D. J., Scully, P. & Sugden, K. (eds.). Birmingham (UK): Aston University, p. 260-263 4 p.

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  • Determination of the radial profile of the photoelastic coefficient of plastic optical fibers

    Acheroy, S., Geernaert, T., Ottevaere, H., Thienpont, H., Webb, D. J. (ed.), Marques, C. A. F., Peng, G., Pawel, M. & Berghmans, F., 1 Dec 2016, POF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings. Webb, D. J., Scully, P. & Sugden, K. (eds.). Birmingham (UK): Aston University, p. 105-109 5 p.

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    Marques, C. A. F., Pospori, A., Demirci, G., Cetinkaya, O., Gawdzik, B., Antunes, P., Mergo, P., André, P., & Webb, D. J. (Ed.) (2016). Bragg gratings inscription using PMMA polymer optical fibers drawn from preforms with specific thermal pre-treatment. In D. J. Webb, P. Scully, & K. Sugden (Eds.), POF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings (pp. 40-45). Aston University.