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LOLS Research in Technology for the Development and Application of New Fiber-Based Sensors
Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Polo do Lumiar, Estrada do Paço do Lumiar, 22, Building D, 1649-038 Lisboa, Portugal
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Received: 4 January 2012; in revised form: 9 February 2012 / Accepted: 22 February 2012 / Published: 28 February 2012
Abstract: This paper presents the research made at the Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS) of the Faculty of Sciences of University of Lisbon, Portugal, in the field of fiber-based sensors. Three areas are considered: sensor encapsulation for natural aqueous environments, refractive index modulation and laser micropatterning. We present the main conclusions on the issues and parameters to take in consideration for the encapsulation process and results of its design and application. Mid-infrared laser radiation was applied to produce long period fiber gratings and nanosecond pulses of near-infrared Q-switch laser were used for micropatterning.
Keywords: laser processing; fiber-based sensors; encapsulation; refractive-index modulation; laser micropatterning
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Coelho, J.; Nespereira, M.; Silva, C.; Rebordão, J. LOLS Research in Technology for the Development and Application of New Fiber-Based Sensors. Sensors 2012, 12, 2654-2666.
Coelho J, Nespereira M, Silva C, Rebordão J. LOLS Research in Technology for the Development and Application of New Fiber-Based Sensors. Sensors. 2012; 12(3):2654-2666.
Coelho, João; Nespereira, Marta; Silva, Catarina; Rebordão, José. 2012. "LOLS Research in Technology for the Development and Application of New Fiber-Based Sensors." Sensors 12, no. 3: 2654-2666.