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Optical Fibers For Structural Sensing Applications
Author(s): E. H. Urruti; R. M. Hawk; P. E. Blaszyk
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Paper Abstract

Understanding of critical variables in coating properties and fiber design will allow optimization of sensing and communication performance in structurally embedded applications. The severe environmental requirements for optical fibers in smart-skin applications requires advanced research and development in fiber/coating systems. Several approaches to high temperature, thin coating systems are discussed. Optical fiber sensing systems further require a wide range of ability to couple or de-couple external perturbations from propagation characteristics. The effects of coating physical properties, such as modulus and cross-link density on this coupling are investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0986, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins, (16 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948899
Show Author Affiliations
E. H. Urruti, Corning Glass Works (United States)
R. M. Hawk, Corning Glass Works (United States)
P. E. Blaszyk, Corning Glass Works (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0986:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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