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Bend sensors based on periodically-tapered soft glass fibers

Bend sensors based on periodically-tapered soft glass fibers
Bend sensors based on periodically-tapered soft glass fibers
We demonstrate a technique for tapering periodically an all-solid soft glass fiber consisting of two types of lead silicate glasses by the use of a CO2 laser 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 a promising bend sensor 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%.
Wang, Y.
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Richardson, D.J.
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Wang, Y., Richardson, D.J., Brambilla, G., Feng, X., Petrovich, M.N., Ding, M. and Song, Z. (2011) Bend sensors based on periodically-tapered soft glass fibers. OFS21: 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, Canada. 15 - 19 May 2011. (doi:10.1117/12.885040).

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We demonstrate a technique for tapering periodically an all-solid soft glass fiber consisting of two types of lead silicate glasses by the use of a CO2 laser 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 a promising bend sensor 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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e-pub ahead of print date: 2011
Venue - Dates: OFS21: 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, Canada, 2011-05-15 - 2011-05-19
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 341620
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/341620
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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: 31 Jul 2012 16:03
Last modified: 03 Sep 2019 00:40

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