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Title: PMMA optical fibres as intrinsic sensors of surface crystal growth
Contributor(s): Boerkamp, Martijn (author); Lamb, David  (author); Lye, Peter  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1117/12.786072
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Abstract: Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) optical fibers are evaluated for their potential as intrinsic sensors of surface crystal growth. Superior mechanical flexibility means they can be configured to maximize sensitivity, primarily via coiling to promote higher-order modes of radiation propagation in their core. The effects of coiling and exposing the fiber to elevated temperatures (greater than the glass transition temperature) are found to increase sensitivity of the PMMA fibers to surface crystallization while pre-bending is found to reduce sensitivity.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging, 7004(2), p. 700440-1-700440-4
Publisher: SPIE: International Society for Optical Engineering
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1605-7422
Field of Research (FOR): 020501 Classical and Physical Optics
020504 Photonics, Optoelectronics and Optical Communications
030107 Sensor Technology (Chemical aspects)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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