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Photonic crystal fibre Bragg grating based sensors: opportunities for applications in healthcare
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Paper Abstract

We review the state-of-the-art in photonic crystal fiber (PCF) and microstructured polymer optical fiber (mPOF) based mechanical sensing. We first introduce how the unique properties of PCF can benefit Bragg grating based temperature insensitive pressure and transverse load sensing. Then we describe how the latest developments in mPOF Bragg grating technology can enhance optical fiber pressure sensing. Finally we explain how the integration of specialty fiber sensor technology with bio-compatible polymer based micro-technology provides great opportunities for fiber sensors in the field of healthcare.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8311, Optical Sensors and Biophotonics III, 831102 (29 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.901240
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Francis Berghmans, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Thomas Geernaert, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Sanne Sulejmani, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Geert Van Steenberge, IMEC-Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Bram Van Hoe, IMEC-Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Peter Dubruel, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Waclaw Urbanczyk, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Pawel Mergo, Univ. Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej (Poland)
David J. Webb, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kyriacos Kalli, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Jan Van Roosbroeck, FBGS International (Belgium)
Kate Sugden, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Astasense Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8311:
Optical Sensors and Biophotonics III
Jürgen Popp, Editor(s)

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