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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 5000–5007

Metamaterial based telemetric strain sensing in different materials

Rohat Melik, Emre Unal, Nihan Kosku Perkgoz, Christian Puttlitz, and Hilmi Volkan Demir  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 5000-5007 (2010)

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We present telemetric sensing of surface strains on different industrial materials using split-ring-resonator based metamaterials. For wireless strain sensing, we utilize metamaterial array architectures for high sensitivity and low nonlinearity-errors in strain sensing. In this work, telemetric strain measurements in three test materials of cast polyamide, derlin and polyamide are performed by observing operating frequency shift under mechanical deformation and these data are compared with commercially-available wired strain gauges. We demonstrate that hard material (cast polyamide) showed low slope in frequency shift vs. applied load (corresponding to high Young's modulus), while soft material (polyamide) exhibited high slope (low Young's modulus).

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OCIS Codes
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2010
Published: February 25, 2010

Rohat Melik, Emre Unal, Nihan Kosku Perkgoz, Christian Puttlitz, and Hilmi Volkan Demir, "Metamaterial based telemetric strain sensing in different materials," Opt. Express 18, 5000-5007 (2010)

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