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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4758–4765

High-Tg TOPAS microstructured polymer optical fiber for fiber Bragg grating strain sensing at 110 degrees

Christos Markos, Alessio Stefani, Kristian Nielsen, Henrik K. Rasmussen, Wu Yuan, and Ole Bang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4758-4765 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.004758


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Abstract

We present the fabrication and characterization of fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) in an endlessly single-mode microstructured polymer optical fiber (mPOF) made of humidity-insensitive high-Tg TOPAS cyclic olefin copolymer. The mPOF is the first made from grade 5013 TOPAS with a glass transition temperature of Tg = 135°C and we experimentally demonstrate high strain operation (2.5%) of the FBG at 98°C and stable operation up to a record high temperature of 110°C. The Bragg wavelengths of the FBGs are around 860 nm, where the propagation loss is 5.1dB/m, close to the fiber loss minimum of 3.67dB/m at 787nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2013
Published: February 19, 2013

Citation
Christos Markos, Alessio Stefani, Kristian Nielsen, Henrik K. Rasmussen, Wu Yuan, and Ole Bang, "High-Tg TOPAS microstructured polymer optical fiber for fiber Bragg grating strain sensing at 110 degrees," Opt. Express 21, 4758-4765 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-4-4758


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