The modeling of a side-polished plastic optical fiber as a sensor of two distinct physical parameters is presented. A comprehensive analytical study is performed using a geometric optic approach. Different details are taken into account, such as the geometric description of the sensor, the intensity profile of the emitter, and the possibility of a multireflection for a light ray at the sensitive area. The good agreement between the experimental and theoretical results validates the developed analytical model.
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Lúcia Bilro, Nélia Jordão Alberto, Luis Miguel Sá, João de Lemos Pinto, and Rogério Nogueira, "Analytical Analysis of Side-Polished Plastic Optical Fiber as Curvature and Refractive Index Sensor," J. Lightwave Technol. 29, 864-870 (2011)