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Intensity based sensor based on single mode optical fiber patchcords
Author(s): Dwi Bayuwati; Tomi Budi Waluyo; Imam Mulyanto
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the use of several single mode (SM) fiber patchcords available commercially in the market for intensity based sensor by taking the benefit of bending loss phenomenon. Firtsly, the full transmission spectrum of all fiber patchcords were measured and analyzed to examine its bending properties at a series of wavelength using white light source and optical spectrum analyzer. Bending spectral at various bending diameter using single wavelength light sources were then measured for demonstration.Three good candidates for the intensity based sensor are SM600 fiber patchcord with 970 nm LED, SMF28 fiber patchcord with 1050 nm LED and 780HP fiber patchcord with 1310 nm LED which have noticeable bending sensitive area. Experiments show that the combination of the SMF28with 1050 nm LED has 30 mm measurement range which is the widest; with sensitivity 0.107 dB/mm and resolution 0.5 mm compared with combination of SM600 patchcord and LED 970 nm which has the best sensitivity (0.891 dB/mm) and resolution (0.06 mm) but smaller range measurement (10 mm). Some suitable applications for each fiber patchcord – light source pair have also been discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10150, Second International Seminar on Photonics, Optics, and Its Applications (ISPhOA 2016), 1015007 (11 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2243600
Show Author Affiliations
Dwi Bayuwati, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (Indonesia)
Tomi Budi Waluyo, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (Indonesia)
Imam Mulyanto, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (Indonesia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10150:
Second International Seminar on Photonics, Optics, and Its Applications (ISPhOA 2016)
Agus M. Hatta; Aulia M. T. Nasution, Editor(s)

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