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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 6256–6262

Analysis of a plastic optical fiber-based displacement sensor

Felipe Jiménez, Jon Arrue, Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Gaizka Durana, Joseba Zubia, Olaf Ziemann, and Christian-Alexander Bunge  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 25, pp. 6256-6262 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.006256


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Abstract

An easy-to-manufacture setup for a displacement sensor based on plastic optical fiber (POF) is analyzed, showing computational and experimental results. If the displacement is the consequence of force or pressure applied to the device, this can be used as a force or pressure transducer. Its principle of operation consists of bending a POF section around a flexible cylinder and measuring light attenuation when the whole set is subjected to side pressure. Attenuations are obtained computationally as a function of side deformation for different design parameters. Experimental results with an actually built prototype are also provided.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: April 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2007
Published: August 22, 2007

Citation
Felipe Jiménez, Jon Arrue, Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Gaizka Durana, Joseba Zubia, Olaf Ziemann, and Christian-Alexander Bunge, "Analysis of a plastic optical fiber-based displacement sensor," Appl. Opt. 46, 6256-6262 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-25-6256

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