Embedding low loss polymer optical fibre Bragg gratings: two different approaches

A. Lacraz*, M. Zubel, G. Demirci, A. Theodosiou, K. Kalli, K. Sugden, B. Gawdzik

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Abstract

In this paper, we present two different ways to embed polymer fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs) into polymer matrices. In the first experiment, we embedded the FBG into a 3D printed polymer structure, whereas in the second experiment, the coating was polymerized around the fibre. In both cases, the response of the grating was unchanged, without any loss or distortion of the FBG signal compared with the bare fibre response. The design of the polymer coating was optimised for the measurement of a single measurand. We highlighted two possible applications: surface bend deformation monitoring and improved-sensitivity temperature sensing.
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
Pages36-39
Number of pages4
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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  • Bragg gratings inscription using PMMA polymer optical fibers drawn from preforms with specific thermal pre-treatment

    Marques, C. A. F., Pospori, A., Demirci, G., Cetinkaya, O., Gawdzik, B., Antunes, P., Mergo, P., André, P. & 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. 40-45 6 p.

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    Lacraz, A., Zubel, M., Demirci, G., Theodosiou, A., Kalli, K., Sugden, K., & Gawdzik, B. (2016). Embedding low loss polymer optical fibre Bragg gratings: two different approaches. In D. J. Webb, P. Scully, & K. Sugden (Eds.), POF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings (pp. 36-39). Aston University.