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Multi-use D-fiber sensors
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Paper Abstract

This paper demonstrates the value of D-type optical fibers (D-fibers) in a variety of sensing applications. The principal advantage of the D-fiber is that it allows for interaction with light traveling in the core of an optical fiber with materials or structures placed in contact with the fiber. This permits stimulus sensitive materials to be placed on the D-fiber to interact with the light in the core of the fiber. The presentation shows that this feature of D-fibers can be used to create alternatives to sensors formed in standard optical fibers for measuring temperature, strain, and shape change. In addition, D-fiber sensors have been fabricated to measure chemical concentrations, and electric fields.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7982, Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems 2011, 79820P (15 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.882002
Show Author Affiliations
Richard H. Selfridge, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Stephen Schultz, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Joshua Kvavle, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Tyson Lowder, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Richard Gibson, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7982:
Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems 2011
Wolfgang Ecke; Kara J. Peters; Theodore E. Matikas, Editor(s)

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