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

publication date

  • September 2013

start page

  • 13076

end page

  • 13089


  • 10


  • 13

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1424-3210

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1424-8220


  • 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 1.92.10(-3) (degrees C)(-1). The sensor system used a dummy fiber-optic sensor for reference purposes having a resolution below 0.3 degrees 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.


  • Electronics
  • Industrial Engineering


  • polymer optical fiber sensor; temperature; intensity; bend loss; metal surface