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Sensors 2013, 13(10), 13076-13089; doi:10.3390/s131013076

A Temperature Sensor Based on a Polymer Optical Fiber Macro-Bend

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Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avenida de la Universidad 30, Leganés 28911, Spain
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Departamento de Electrónica y Telecomunicaciones, Universidad del País Vasco, Euskal-Herriko Unibertsitatea, Alameda de Urquijo S/N, Bilbao 48013, Spain
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Received: 7 July 2013 / Revised: 16 September 2013 / Accepted: 18 September 2013 / Published: 26 September 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photonic Sensors for Industrial, Environmental and Health Monitoring)
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Abstract

The design and development of a plastic optical fiber (POF) macrobend temperature sensor is presented. The sensor has a linear response versus temperature at a fixed bend radius, with a sensitivity of . The sensor system used a dummy fiber-optic sensor for reference purposes having a resolution below 0.3 °C. A comprehensive experimental analysis was carried out to provide insight into the effect of different surrounding media on practical macro-bend POF sensor implementation. Experimental results are successfully compared with bend loss calculations.
Keywords: polymer optical fiber sensor; temperature; intensity; bend loss; metal surface polymer optical fiber sensor; temperature; intensity; bend loss; metal surface
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Moraleda, A.T.; García, C.V.; Zaballa, J.Z.; Arrue, J. A Temperature Sensor Based on a Polymer Optical Fiber Macro-Bend. Sensors 2013, 13, 13076-13089.

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