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Optical fibers and sensors for biomedical applications: bend effects
Author(s): S. A. Wade; A. C. Thompson; W. G. A. Brown; D. F. Robertson; P. R. Stoddart
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Paper Abstract

Optical fibers are finding increased usage in biomedical applications, during which the fibers are often subjected to bending. Bending optical fibers can affect transmission properties and increase the likelihood of failure. In this paper the bending of fibers is discussed in relation to biomedical and sensing applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77536E (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885877
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S. A. Wade, Swinburne Univ. of Technology (Australia)
A. C. Thompson, Swinburne Univ. of Technology (Australia)
W. G. A. Brown, Swinburne Univ. of Technology (Australia)
D. F. Robertson, Swinburne Univ. of Technology (Australia)
P. R. Stoddart, Swinburne Univ. of Technology (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7753:
21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Jacques Albert; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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