Photonic crystal fiber Bragg grating based sensors : opportunities for applications in healthcare

Berghmans, Francis, Geernaert, Thomas, Sulejmani, Sanne, Thienpont, Hugo, Van Steenberge, Geert, Van Hoe, Bram, Dubruel, Peter, Urbanczyk, Waclaw, Mergo, Pawel, Webb, David J., Kalli, Kyriacos, Van Roosbroeck, Jan and Sugden, Kate (2011). Photonic crystal fiber Bragg grating based sensors : opportunities for applications in healthcare. IN: Optical sensor and biophotonics III. Popp, Jürgen; L. Matthews, Dennis; Tian, Jie and Yang, Chih-Chung (eds) SPIE proceedings, 8311 . SPIE.


We review the state-of-the-art in photonic crystal fiber (PCF) and microstructured polymer optical fiber (mPOF) based mechanical sensing. We first introduce how the unique properties of PCF can benefit Bragg grating based temperature insensitive pressure and transverse load sensing. Then we describe how the latest developments in mPOF Bragg grating technology can enhance optical fiber pressure sensing. Finally we explain how the integration of specialty fiber sensor technology with bio-compatible polymer based micro-technology provides great opportunities for fiber sensors in the field of healthcare.

Additional Information: Berghmans, Francis; Geernaert, Thomas; Sulejmani, Sanne; Thienpont, Hugo; Van Steenberge, Geert; Van Hoe, Bram; Dubruel, Peter; Urbanczyk, Waclaw; Mergo, Pawel; Webb, David J.; Kalli, Kyriacos; Van Roosbroeck, Jan; Sugden, Kate, "Photonic crystal fiber Bragg grating based sensors : opportunities for applications in healthcare", Optical sensor and biophotonics III., ed. Jürgen Popp; Dennis L. Matthews; Jie Tian; Chih-Chung Yang. Vol. 8311 SPIE, 2011. (SPIE proceedings). Copyright 2011 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic electronic or print 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.
Event Title: Optical sensors and biophotonics III
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Shanghai
Event Dates: 2011-11-13 - 2011-11-16
Uncontrolled Keywords: photonic crystal fiber, microstructured optical fiber, optical fiber sensor, fiber Bragg grating, biocompatible, biomechanical, polymer, embedded, micro-technology
ISBN: 978-0-8194-8959-3
Published Date: 2011-11-01
Authors: Berghmans, Francis
Geernaert, Thomas
Sulejmani, Sanne
Thienpont, Hugo
Van Steenberge, Geert
Van Hoe, Bram
Dubruel, Peter
Urbanczyk, Waclaw
Mergo, Pawel
Webb, David J.
Kalli, Kyriacos
Van Roosbroeck, Jan
Sugden, Kate



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