Embedding silica and polymer fibre Bragg gratings (FBG) in plastic 3D-printed sensing patches

Michal G. Zubel, Kate Sugden, David J. Webb, David Sáez-Rodríguez, Kristian Nielsen, Ole Bang

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Abstract

This paper reports the first demonstration of a silica fibre Bragg grating (SOFBG) embedded in an FDM 3-D printed housing to yield a dual grating temperature-compensated strain sensor. We also report the first ever integration of polymer fibre Bragg grating (POFBG) within a 3-D printed sensing patch for strain or temperature sensing. The cyclic strain performance and temperature characteristics of both devices are examined and discussed. The strain sensitivities of the sensing patches were 0.40 and 0.95 pm/μϵ for SOFBG embedded in ABS, 0.38 pm/μμ for POFBG in PLA, and 0.15 pm/μμ for POFBG in ABS. The strain response was linear above a threshold and repeatable. The temperature sensitivity of the SOFBG sensing patch was found to be up to 169 pm/°C, which was up to 17 times higher than for an unembedded silica grating. Unstable temperature response POFBG embedded in PLA was reported, with temperature sensitivity values varying between 30 and 40 pm/°C.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV
EditorsKyriacos Kalli, Alexis Mendez
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-5106-0131-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2016
EventMicro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 4 Apr 20166 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameSPIE Proceedings
PublisherSPIE
Volume9886
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)2410-9045

Conference

ConferenceMicro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period4/04/166/04/16

Bibliographical note

-Michal G. Zubel; Kate Sugden; David J. Webb; David Sáez-Rodríguez; Kristian Nielsen and Ole Bang; "Embedding silica and polymer fibre Bragg gratings (FBG) in plastic 3D-printed sensing patches", Proc. SPIE 9886, Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV, 98860N (April 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2228753

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2228753

Keywords

  • 3-D printing
  • additive layer manufacturing
  • FBG
  • fibre Bragg grating
  • POFBG
  • polymer optical fibre
  • strain sensor
  • temperature sensor

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    Effects in ultrafast laser micromachining PMMA-based optical fibre grating

    Liu, C., Chen, X., Cardoso, M. R., Zhang, W. & Webb, D. J., 27 Apr 2016, Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV. Kalli, K. & Mendez, A. (eds.). Bellingham, WA (US): SPIE, 6 p. 98861O. (SPIE Proceedings; vol. 9886).

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  • Fibre Bragg gratings fabrication in four core fibres

    Wang, C., Yan, Z., Sun, Q., Sun, Z., Mou, C., Zhang, J., Badmos, A. & Zhang, L., 27 Apr 2016, Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV. Kalli, K. & Mendez, A. (eds.). Bellingham, WA (US): SPIE, 9 p. 98860H. (SPIE Proceedings; vol. 9886).

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  • Fuel level sensor based on polymer optical fiber Bragg gratings for aircraft applications

    Marques, C. A. F., Pospori, A., Sáez-Rodríguez, D., Nielsen, K., Bang, O. & Webb, D. J., 27 Apr 2016, Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV. Kalli, K. & Mendez, A. (eds.). Bellingham, WA (US): SPIE, 8 p. 98860W. (SPIE Proceedings; vol. 9886).

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    Zubel, M. G., Sugden, K., Webb, D. J., Sáez-Rodríguez, D., Nielsen, K., & Bang, O. (2016). Embedding silica and polymer fibre Bragg gratings (FBG) in plastic 3D-printed sensing patches. In K. Kalli, & A. Mendez (Eds.), Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV [98860N] (SPIE Proceedings; Vol. 9886). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2228753