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Fiber-optic Temperature Sensor Based on Bending Loss of Thermally Expanded Core Fiber

열확장 코어 광섬유의 구부림 손실을 이용한 광섬유형 온도 센서

  • 김광택 (호남대학교 광전자공학과) ;
  • 강지훈 (호남대학교 광전자공학과) ;
  • 조규정 (호남대학교 광전자공학과) ;
  • 문남일 (호남대학교 광전자공학과)
  • Published : 2010.02.25

Abstract

In this paper, we have proposed and demonstrated a simple fiber-optic temperature sensor based on the bending loss of a TEC(thermally expended core) fiber attached to a bi-metal. The deformation of the bi-metal caused by the change in its temperature induces the bending loss of the TEC fiber. The experimental result shows that the temperature sensitivity and operation temperature range of the device are controllable through the adjustment of the structure of the expanded core fiber. The fabrication procedure of the device is described in detail.

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