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Intensity measurement bend sensors based on periodically tapered soft glass fibers

Intensity measurement bend sensors based on periodically tapered soft glass fibers
Intensity measurement bend sensors based on periodically tapered soft glass fibers
We demonstrate a novel technique for tapering periodically an all-solid soft glass fiber, consisting of two types of lead silicate glasses, by the use of a focused CO2 laser beam and investigate the bend sensing applications of the periodically-tapered soft glass fiber. Such a soft glass fiber with periodic microtapers could be used to develop promising bend sensors with a sensitivity of -27.75 µW/m-1 by means of measuring the bend-induced change of light intensity. The proposed bend sensor exhibits a very low measurement error of down to ±1%.
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558-560
Wang, Y.
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Wang, Y., Richardson, D.J., Brambilla, G., Feng, X., Petrovich, M.N., Ding, M. and Song, Z. (2011) Intensity measurement bend sensors based on periodically tapered soft glass fibers. Optics Letters, 36 (4), 558-560. (doi:10.1364/OL.36.000558).

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We demonstrate a novel technique for tapering periodically an all-solid soft glass fiber, consisting of two types of lead silicate glasses, by the use of a focused CO2 laser beam and investigate the bend sensing applications of the periodically-tapered soft glass fiber. Such a soft glass fiber with periodic microtapers could be used to develop promising bend sensors with a sensitivity of -27.75 µW/m-1 by means of measuring the bend-induced change of light intensity. The proposed bend sensor exhibits a very low measurement error of down to ±1%.

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Published date: 2011
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 177341
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/177341
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 551a4f14-af54-470c-872e-21fd4976e1e0
ORCID for D.J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058
ORCID for M.N. Petrovich: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3905-5901

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Date deposited: 16 Mar 2011 17:16
Last modified: 26 Nov 2019 02:05

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Author: Y. Wang
Author: D.J. Richardson ORCID iD
Author: G. Brambilla
Author: X. Feng
Author: M.N. Petrovich ORCID iD
Author: M. Ding
Author: Z. Song

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