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A New Optical Fiber Temperature Sensor Using Paraffins For Medical Application
Author(s): Serge J. Huard; Chantal Viossat-Thomas
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Paper Abstract

A simple, low cost optical fiber sensor has been developed in order to compare the temperature value of a medium with a well-defined temperature. The thermosensitive element is a paraffin because of its lack of toxicity in medical applications. The basic physical phenomenon involved in this device is the great variation of the scattering coefficient of paraffins when the temperature is going through the solid-liquid transition. Dielectric configuration and low cost due to plastic fiber are great advantages for disposable devices. So, radio-frequency heater can be used without troubles and blood contamination disappears because of single use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1011, Fiber Optic Sensors III, (23 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949309
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Serge J. Huard, Domaine Universitaire de St. Jerome (France)
Chantal Viossat-Thomas, Domaine Universitaire de St. Jerome (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1011:
Fiber Optic Sensors III
Ralf Th. Kersten, Editor(s)

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