Polymer fiber bragg gratings

David J. Webb*, Kyriacos Kalli

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter deals with gratings recorded in polymeric optical fibers (POFs); predominantly those based on poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). We summarize the different mechanical and optical properties of POFs which are relevant to the application of POF Bragg gratings and discuss the existing literature on the subject of the UV photosensitivity of PMMA. The current state of the art in POF grating inscription is presented and we survey some of the emerging applications for these devices. © 2011 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber bragg gratings sensors
Subtitle of host publicationthirty years from research to market
EditorsAndrea Cusano, Antonello Cutolo, Jacques Albert
PublisherBentham Science Publishers
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-60805-084-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-60805-343-8
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • gratings
  • polymeric optical fibers
  • poly (methyl methacrylate)


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