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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2011
  • pp: 864–870

Analytical Analysis of Side-Polished Plastic Optical Fiber as Curvature and Refractive Index Sensor

Lúcia Bilro, Nélia Jordão Alberto, Luis Miguel Sá, João de Lemos Pinto, and Rogério Nogueira

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 864-870 (2011)

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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)

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