Improved response time of laser etched polymer optical fiber Bragg grating humidity sensor

Zhang, Wei, Chen, Xianfeng, Liu, Chen, Lu, Yuanfu, Cardoso, Marcos and Webb, David J. (2015). Improved response time of laser etched polymer optical fiber Bragg grating humidity sensor. IN: 24th international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors. Kalinowski, Hypolito J.; Fabris, José Luís and Bock, Wojtek J. (eds) SPIE proceedings . BRA: SPIE.

Abstract

The humidity sensor made of polymer optical fiber Bragg grating (POFBG) responds to the water content change in fiber induced by the change of environmental condition. The response time strongly depends on fiber size as the water change is a diffusion process. The ultra short laser pulses have been providing an effective micro fabrication method to achieve spatial localized modification in materials. In this work we used the excimer laser to create different microstructures (slot, D-shape) in POFBG to improve its performance. A significant improvement in the response time has been achieved in a laser etched D-shaped POFBG humidity sensor.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2194108
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Additional Information: Wei Zhang ; Xianfeng Chen ; Chen Liu ; Yuanfu Lu ; Marcos Cardoso and David J. Webb, "Improved response time of laser etched polymer optical fiber Bragg grating humidity sensor", Proc. SPIE 9634, 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 96343K (September 28, 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/10.1117/12.2194108 Funding: FP7/2007-2013 No. 314032, FP7 PIRSES-2013-612267, and the Sêr Cymru NRN
Event Title: 24th international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2015-09-28 - 2015-10-02
Uncontrolled Keywords: fiber Bragg grating,humidity sensing,laser etching,polymer optical fiber,response time,Applied Mathematics,Computer Science Applications,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics
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Published Date: 2015-09-28
Authors: Zhang, Wei ( 0000-0002-3584-8541)
Chen, Xianfeng
Liu, Chen
Lu, Yuanfu
Cardoso, Marcos
Webb, David J. ( 0000-0002-5495-1296)

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