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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4308–4310

Polymer optical fiber for large strain measurement based on multimode interference

Jie Huang, Xinwei Lan, Hanzheng Wang, Lei Yuan, Tao Wei, Zhan Gao, and Hai Xiao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4308-4310 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004308


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Abstract

This Letter reports a polymer optical fiber (POF) based large strain sensor based on the multimode interference (MMI) theory for the application of structural health monitoring. A section of POFs is sandwiched between two silica single mode fibers to construct a single-mode-multimode-single-mode structure that produces a MMI spectrum. The strain sensing mechanism of the device was investigated and experimentally verified. A large dynamic range of 2×104με (2%) and a detection limit of 33 µε have been demonstrated.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2012
Published: October 11, 2012

Citation
Jie Huang, Xinwei Lan, Hanzheng Wang, Lei Yuan, Tao Wei, Zhan Gao, and Hai Xiao, "Polymer optical fiber for large strain measurement based on multimode interference," Opt. Lett. 37, 4308-4310 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4308


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