Structural and mechanical properties of polymeric optical fiber

D. X. Yang, Jianming Yu, Xiaoming Tao, Hwa Yaw Tam

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Refractive index, fiber cross section, Young's modulus, tensile strength, loading-unloading property, Fourier transform infrared spectrum, and differential scanning calorimetry of a single mode polymethyl-methacrylate optical fiber, fabricated in our laboratory, were measured and discussed. The results show that, the polymeric optical fiber exhibits large strain range. This kind of fiber written with Bragg grating is suitable for embedding in some flexible structures and materials for strain monitoring.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-259
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2004


  • Mechanical properties
  • Polymeric optical fiber
  • Single mode
  • Structural properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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