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A Review of Microfiber-Based Temperature Sensors

Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
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Sensors 2018, 18(2), 461;
Received: 20 January 2018 / Revised: 31 January 2018 / Accepted: 1 February 2018 / Published: 4 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Fiber Sensors 2017)
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Optical microfiber-based temperature sensors have been proposed for many applications in a variety of industrial uses, including biomedical, geological, automotive, and defense applications. This increasing demand for these micrometric devices is attributed to their large dynamic range, high sensitivity, fast-response, compactness and robustness. Additionally, they can perform in-situ measurements remotely and in harsh environments. This paper presents an overview of optical microfibers, with a focus on their applications in temperature sensing. This review broadly divides microfiber-based temperature sensors into two categories: resonant and non-resonant microfiber sensors. While the former includes microfiber loop, knot and coil resonators, the latter comprises sensors based on functionally coated/doped microfibers, microfiber couplers, optical gratings and interferometers. In the conclusions, a summary of reported performances is presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: microfibers; nanofibers; fiber resonator; fiber coupler; temperature sensor microfibers; nanofibers; fiber resonator; fiber coupler; temperature sensor

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Talataisong, W.; Ismaeel, R.; Brambilla, G. A Review of Microfiber-Based Temperature Sensors. Sensors 2018, 18, 461.

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