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Wide Range Optical Fibre Microbending Sensor
Author(s): Kevin E. Lindsay; Barry E. Paton
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Paper Abstract

Several different coated fibres, representing both the step index and graded index groups, were tested for their sensitivity to bending using a mandrel wrap technique. Different sensor designs indicated that a grooved block arrangement was most suitable. A linear response over a large dynamic range was obtained by pretensioning the fibre in the sensor head.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0661, Optical Testing and Metrology, (25 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938615
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Kevin E. Lindsay, Dalhousie University (Canada)
Barry E. Paton, Dalhousie University (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0661:
Optical Testing and Metrology
Chander Prakash Grover, Editor(s)

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