Luminescent Polymer Optical Fibre Sensor for Temperature Measurement
P. Miluski, D. Dorosz, J. Żmojda, M. Kochanowicz and J. Dorosz
Białystok University of Technology, Wiejska 45D, 15-351 Białystok, Poland
Received: May 12, 2014; Revised version: January 20, 2015; In final form: February 4, 2015
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In the paper the luminescence optical fiber used as a temperature sensor is presented. The new construction of rhodamine B doped, polymethyl methacrylate optical fibre with silver coating is shown. The fabrication process and luminescent properties of rhodamine B in sensing fibre are investigated. The attenuation and spectral shift of luminescence peak vs. the fibre length were measured and used for optimization of sensor construction. The characteristics of sensor for temperature range from 293 up to 343 K are shown. The relative sensitivity equal to -5.4 × 10-4 K-1 was obtained. The article presents also the potential applications of presented sensor.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.730
PACS numbers: 42.81.-i, 42.81.Wg, 42.79.-e, 42.70.Jk