Dependence of Brillouin frequency shift on temperature in poly(pentafluorostyrene)-based polymer optical fibers estimated by acoustic velocity measurement

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Author(s)

    • Koike Kotaro
    • Keio Photonics Research Institute, Keio University|Polymer Research Institute, New York University
    • Hayashi Neisei
    • Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    • Mizuno Yosuke
    • Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Abstract

Poly(pentafluorostyrene) (PPFS), which can be easily synthesized and has a low optical loss window at 850 nm, is a promising alternative for a costly perfluorinated polymer as a base material of polymer optical fibers (POFs). To investigate the potential of a PPFS-POF as a Brillouin-based temperature sensing fiber, the Brillouin frequency shift and its temperature dependence of PPFS were measured using an ultrasonic pulse-echo technique. The temperature coefficient, which determines the sensitivity of the temperature sensing, was approximately −7.1 MHz/K independently of the molecular weight and was nearly identical to that in perfluorinated POFs.

Journal

  • IEICE Electronics Express

    IEICE Electronics Express 11(10), 20140285-20140285, 2014

    The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

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