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Curvature and sensitivity enhanced temperature polymer-coated multimode interference sensor
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Paper Abstract

A multimode interference (MMI) sensor was designed and experimentally demonstrated for simultaneous measurement of curvature and temperature. A typical fiber structure of single-mode fiber – multimode fiber – single-mode fiber (SMS), mounted in a long and thin carbon steel sheet, and then coated with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) was manufactured and tested in curvature and temperature. Bending laboratory results showed that the proffered sensor has a curvature sensitivity of -0.9835 dB/m-1 over a range from 0 m-1 to 1.3652 m-1 , measurements were taken by keeping a constant temperature of 30°C. The laboratory temperature response was -119 pm/°C at a temperature range from 30°C to 60°C, showing an improvement in temperature response, temperature measurements were taken by keeping a constant bending of 0 m-1 . The results show that PDMS coatings are a good way to improve multimode interferometer sensitivity during temperature measurement while keeping a good curvature measuring response, moreover the device shows a linear response within the curvature and temperature ranges. Another advantage of the PDMS coating is that it makes the sensor insensitive to refractive index changes, it gives the sensor robustness and protection against dust.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11129, Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications IX, 111290M (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2529317
Show Author Affiliations
S. Marrujo-Garcia, Univ. de Guanajuato (Mexico)
I. Hernandez-Romano, Univ. de Guanajuato (Mexico)
M. Torres-Cisneros, Univ. de Guanajuato (Mexico)
D. Monzon-Hernandez, Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
D. A. May-Arrioja, Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11129:
Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications IX
Paul D. LeVan; Priyalal Wijewarnasuriya; Ashok K. Sood, Editor(s)

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