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Etched Polymer Fibre Bragg Gratings and Their Biomedical Sensing Applications

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Abstract


  • Bragg gratings in etched polymer fibres and their unique properties and characteristics are

    discussed in this paper. Due to the change in material and mechanical properties of the polymer fibre

    through etching, Bragg gratings inscribed in such fibres show high reflectivity and enhanced intrinsic

    sensitivity towards strain, temperature, and pressure. The short-term and long-term stability of the

    gratings and the effect of hysteresis on the dynamic characteristics are also discussed. The unique

    properties and enhanced intrinsic sensitivity of etched polymer fibre Bragg grating are ideal for the

    development of high-sensitivity sensors for biomedical applications. To demonstrate their biomedical

    sensing capabilities, a high-sensitivity pressure transducer that operates in the blood pressure range,

    and a breathing rate monitoring device are developed and presented

Authors


Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • G. Rajan, K. Bhowmik, J. Xi & G. Peng, "Etched Polymer Fibre Bragg Gratings and Their Biomedical Sensing Applications," Sensors, vol. 17, (10) pp. 2336-1-2336-13, 2017.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85032856007

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2499&context=eispapers1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/1497

Start Page


  • 2336-1

End Page


  • 2336-13

Volume


  • 17

Issue


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • Bragg gratings in etched polymer fibres and their unique properties and characteristics are

    discussed in this paper. Due to the change in material and mechanical properties of the polymer fibre

    through etching, Bragg gratings inscribed in such fibres show high reflectivity and enhanced intrinsic

    sensitivity towards strain, temperature, and pressure. The short-term and long-term stability of the

    gratings and the effect of hysteresis on the dynamic characteristics are also discussed. The unique

    properties and enhanced intrinsic sensitivity of etched polymer fibre Bragg grating are ideal for the

    development of high-sensitivity sensors for biomedical applications. To demonstrate their biomedical

    sensing capabilities, a high-sensitivity pressure transducer that operates in the blood pressure range,

    and a breathing rate monitoring device are developed and presented

Authors


Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • G. Rajan, K. Bhowmik, J. Xi & G. Peng, "Etched Polymer Fibre Bragg Gratings and Their Biomedical Sensing Applications," Sensors, vol. 17, (10) pp. 2336-1-2336-13, 2017.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85032856007

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2499&context=eispapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/1497

Start Page


  • 2336-1

End Page


  • 2336-13

Volume


  • 17

Issue


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland