Polymer Optical Fiber Temperature Sensor With Dual-Wavelength Compensation of Power Fluctuations Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2015

start page

  • 2716

end page

  • 2723

issue

  • 13

volume

  • 33

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-8724

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2213

abstract

  • The design and development of a plastic optical fiber macrobend temperature sensor is presented. The sensor can operate in a temperature range from -55 to 70 degrees C and has a linear response versus temperature with a sensitivity of 8.95.10(-4) degrees C-1. The sensor system uses the ratio of transmittance at two wavelengths to implement a self-referencing technique in order to avoid undesirable power fluctuations influence. The transmittance ratio precision is 0.1%. An analysis has been developed to find the two wavelengths which ratio offers the highest linearity and sensitivity response. Experimental results are successfully compared with theoretical approaches.

keywords

  • Intensity, POF Sensor, Temperature