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Polydimethylsiloxane fibers for optical fiber sensor of displacement
Author(s): Ivan Martincek; Dusan Pudis; Peter Gaso
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the preparation of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) fiber integrated on the conventional optical fibers and their use for optical fiber displacement sensor. PDMS fiber was made of silicone elastomer Sylgard 184 (Dow Corning) by drawing from partially cured silicone. Optical fiber displacement sensor using PDMS fiber is based on the measurement of the local minimum of optical signal in visible spectral range generated by intermodal interference of circularly symmetric modes. Position of the local minimum in spectral range varies by stretching the PDMS fiber of 230 μm in the wavelength range from 688 to 477 nm. In the stretched PDMS fiber is possible to determine the longitudinal displacement with an accuracy of approximately 1 micrometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8816, Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices X, 88161D (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2024053
Show Author Affiliations
Ivan Martincek, Univ. of Žilina (Slovakia)
Dusan Pudis, Univ. of Žilina (Slovakia)
Peter Gaso, Univ. of Žilina (Slovakia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8816:
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices X
Eva M. Campo; Elizabeth A. Dobisz; Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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