Fibre Bragg grating sensors in polymer optical fibres

David J. Webb*

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This review paper summarises the current state of research into polymer optical fibre grating sensors. The properties of polymers are explored to identify situations where polymers offer potential advantages over more conventional silica fibre sensing technology. Photosensitivity is discussed and the sensitivities of polymer fibre gratings to strain, temperature and water are described. Finally, applications are reported which utilise the unique properties of polymer fibres.
Original languageEnglish
Article number092004
Number of pages11
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2015

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  • review
  • polymer fibre
  • Bragg grating sensors

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    Femtosecond and UV inscribed grating characterization in photonic crystal fibres: optimization for sensing applications

    Koutsides, C., Yiangou, E., Themistos, C., Komodromos, M., Christodoulides, P. & Kalli, K., 12 Apr 2012, Microstructured and specialty optical fibres. Kalli, K. & Mendez, A. (eds.). SPIE, 8 p. 84261O. (SPIE proceedings; vol. 8426).

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