Polymer Optical Fiber Sensors and Devices

  • Ricardo OliveiraEmail author
  • Filipa Sequeira
  • Lúcia Bilro
  • Rogério Nogueira
Reference work entry


This chapter will present a review of polymer optical fiber-based sensors and techniques. The main characteristics of optical fibers will be briefly summarized, with special focus on POFs. Since POF end face termination plays an important role in the coupling efficiency, the recent technologies used to prepare the POF end face will be described. Finally, the most recent advances in sensing technologies employing POFs will be reviewed.


Optical fiber sensor Polymer optical fiber (POF) Microstructured polymer optical fiber (mPOF) Polishing Splicing Intensity-based sensors Wavelength-based sensors Polarimetric-based sensors Interferometric-based sensors Multimode interference (MMI) Polymer optical fiber Bragg grating (PFBG) Long-period grating (LPG) Tilted fiber Bragg grating (TFBG) 



This work was supported by FCT-Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia through Portuguese national funds by project hiPOF (PTDC/EEI-TEL/7134/2014), project INITIATE and investigator grant IF/01664/2014.


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  • Ricardo Oliveira
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  • Filipa Sequeira
    • 1
  • Lúcia Bilro
    • 1
  • Rogério Nogueira
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesCampus Universitário de SantiagoAveiroPortugal

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  • Ginu Rajan
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  1. 1.School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications EngineeringUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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