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A novel optical fiber-based strain sensor

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4 Author(s)
Martin, A. ; Dept. of Mater. Eng., Brunel Univ., Uxbridge, UK ; Badcock, R. ; Nightingale, C. ; Fernando, G.F.

This communication reports on a novel intensity-based optical fiber strain sensor. A conventional multimode fiber was drawn-down to give a reduced cross section that resembled a symmetrical taper. The sensors were embedded into glass fiber reinforced epoxy composites and the light transmission characteristics through the profiled optical fiber were measured as a function of applied stress. A linear response was observed.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 7 )

Date of Publication:

July 1997

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