Structural and mechanical properties of polymeric optical fiber

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

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Abstract

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
Volume364
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2004

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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