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Plastic optical fibres (POF) in sensing: current status and prospects
Author(s): D. Kalymnios
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Paper Abstract

POF has found wide use in multimode intensity-based sensor applications. The characteristics of POF, limit the link (sensor)length to a few tens of meters and the sensor operational temperature cannot exceed 80°C. However, when these limitations are not important, POF sensors can offer their most significant advantage over corresponding glass fibre sensors, and this is a significantly lower system cost. Following recent new developments in POF technology, such as fibre gratings and microstructured POF, one looks forward to new and more exciting POF sensor applications. The future of POF sensors is concluded as optimistic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623250
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D. Kalymnios, London Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5855:
17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Marc Voet; Reinhardt Willsch; Wolfgang Ecke; Julian Jones; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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