Optimisation of polymer optical fibre based interferometric sensors

Andreas Pospori, David J. Webb

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A numerical model for studying the performance of polymer optical fibre-based interferometric sensors is presented. The strain sensitivity of Fabry-Perot and two-beam interferometric sensors is investigated by varying the physical and optical properties corresponding to frequently used wavelengths. The developed model was used to identify the regimes in which these devices offer enhanced performance over their silica counterparts when used for stress sensing. © (2015) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicro-structured and specialty optical fibres IV
EditorsKyriacos Kalli, Jiri Kanka, Alexis Mendez
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-62841628-2
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2015
EventMicro-Sstructured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 15 Apr 201516 Apr 2015

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceMicro-Sstructured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

Bibliographical note

Andreas Pospori and David J. Webb "Optimisation of polymer optical fibre based interferometric sensors", Proc. SPIE 9507, Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV, 95070M (May 7, 2015).

Copyright 2015 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2180764

Funding: People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013/ under REA grant agreement No. 608382


  • POF
  • interferometers
  • strain sensitivity
  • stress sensing


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