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Progress toward low-cost mass-produced polymer fibre tapers for liquid level monitors
Author(s): P. Hambley; J. Canning
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Paper Abstract

Tapers suitable for a range of sensing applications have been produced using a heat and pull method. The standard heat and pull method is much faster than chemical tapering and also allows multiple tapers to be formed on to a single fibre for distributed sensing. A refinement of the heat and pull method is able to produce tapers extremely quickly, opening up the possibility of cheap, mass produced sensing tapers in polymer optical fibres. A single and multiple liquid level sensor is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7004, 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 70042X (16 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786045
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P. Hambley, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
J. Canning, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7004:
19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors

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