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Method for embedding optical fibers and optical fiber sensors in metal parts and structures
Author(s): Chung E. Lee; Jorge J. Alcoz; William N. Gibler; Robert A. Atkins; Henry Fuller Taylor
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Paper Abstract

A technique for embedding one or more optical fibers in a cast metal part or structure while maintaining optical transmission through the fiber is presented. This technique provides nondestructive monitor of internal perturbations of the structure. Application of the method to embedded fiber optic sensors in metallic structures and to fiber-embedded metal feedthrough are reported and the performances of temperature and ultrasound fiber sensor embedded in a cast aluminum block are demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1588, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins IV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50169
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Chung E. Lee, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Jorge J. Alcoz, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
William N. Gibler, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Robert A. Atkins, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Henry Fuller Taylor, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1588:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins IV
Richard O. Claus; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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