Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Self-repairing polymer optical fiber sensor
Author(s): Young Song; Kara Peters
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

This article presents experimental demonstrations of a self-repairing strain sensor waveguide created by self-writing in a photopolymerizable resin system. The sensor fabricates between two multi-mode optical fibers via lightwaves in the ultraviolet (UV) wavelength range and operates as a sensor through interrogation of the power transmitted through the waveguide in the infrared (IR) wavelength range. After failure of the sensor occurs due to loading, the waveguide rebridges the gap between the two optical fibers through the UV resin. The response of the original sensor and the selfrepaired sensor to strain are measured and show similar behaviors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77534H (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885147
Show Author Affiliations
Young Song, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Kara Peters, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7753:
21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Jacques Albert; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top