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

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5 Author(s)
Bilro, L. ; Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal ; Alberto, N.J. ; Sá, L.M. ; Pinto, J.L.
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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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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 6 )