Strain and temperature sensitivity of a singlemode polymer optical fibre

M. Silva-Lopez, A. Fender, W.N. Macpherson, J.S. Barton, J.D.C. Jones, D. Zhao, D.J. Webb, L. Zhang, I. Bennion

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We report experimental measurements of the strain and temperature sensitivity of the optical phase in a singlemode polymer optical fibre. These values were obtained by measuring optical path length change using a Mach-Zender interferometer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th international conference on optical fibre sensors
EditorsMarc Voet, Reinhardt Willsch, Wolfgang Ecke, Julian Jones, Brian Culshaw
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-5855-1, 0-8194-5855-4
Publication statusPublished - May 2005
Event17th international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors - Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 23 May 200527 May 2005

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


Conference17th international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Abbreviated titleOFS-2005

Bibliographical note

M. Silva-Lopez ; A. Fender ; William N. MacPherson ; J. S. Barton ; J. D. C. Jones ; D. Zhao ; D. J. Webb ; Lin Zhang and Ian Bennion "Strain and temperature sensitivity of a singlemode polymer optical fibre", Proc. SPIE 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 202 (August 30, 2005);

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  • optical fibre sensors
  • polymer optical fibre
  • strain and temperature sensor
  • PMMA
  • Young’s modulus


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