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Fabrication of Polymer Optical Fibre (POF) Gratings

Photonics & Optical Communications, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, Donghua University, Shanghai 201600, China
State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
Key Laboratory of Specialty Fiber Optics and Optical Access Networks, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China
Key Lab of In-fiber Integrated Optics, Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
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Academic Editors: Christophe Caucheteur and Tuan Guo
Sensors 2017, 17(3), 511;
Received: 6 January 2017 / Revised: 19 February 2017 / Accepted: 28 February 2017 / Published: 4 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Fiber Bragg Grating Sensing)
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Gratings inscribed in polymer optical fibre (POF) have attracted remarkable interest for many potential applications due to their distinctive properties. This paper overviews the current state of fabrication of POF gratings since their first demonstration in 1999. In particular we summarize and discuss POF materials, POF photosensitivity, techniques and issues of fabricating POF gratings, as well as various types of POF gratings. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymer optical fibre (POF); POF gratings; photosensitivity; grating fabrication; phase mask; point-by-point; sensor polymer optical fibre (POF); POF gratings; photosensitivity; grating fabrication; phase mask; point-by-point; sensor

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Luo, Y.; Yan, B.; Zhang, Q.; Peng, G.-D.; Wen, J.; Zhang, J. Fabrication of Polymer Optical Fibre (POF) Gratings. Sensors 2017, 17, 511.

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