Embedding low loss polymer optical fibre Bragg gratings:two different approaches

Lacraz, A., Zubel, M., Demirci, G., Theodosiou, A., Kalli, K., Sugden, K. and Gawdzik, B. (2016). Embedding low loss polymer optical fibre Bragg gratings:two different approaches. IN: POF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings. Webb, David J.; Scully, Patricia and Sugden, Kate (eds) Birmingham (UK): Aston University.


In this paper, we present two different ways to embed polymer fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs) into polymer matrices. In the first experiment, we embedded the FBG into a 3D printed polymer structure, whereas in the second experiment, the coating was polymerized around the fibre. In both cases, the response of the grating was unchanged, without any loss or distortion of the FBG signal compared with the bare fibre response. The design of the polymer coating was optimised for the measurement of a single measurand. We highlighted two possible applications: surface bend deformation monitoring and improved-sensitivity temperature sensing.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
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Event Title: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2016
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2016-09-13 - 2016-09-15
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Polymers and Plastics,Materials Chemistry
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Published Date: 2016-12-01
Authors: Lacraz, A.
Zubel, M.
Demirci, G.
Theodosiou, A.
Kalli, K.
Sugden, K. ( 0000-0001-6323-1082)
Gawdzik, B.



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