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High density optical pressure sensor foil based on arrays of crossing flexible waveguides
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Paper Abstract

To realize a high density matrix of pressure sensors, mainly electrical approaches are reported. The proposed highdensity optical pressure sensor is based on a matrix of 2 stacked layers of crossing multimode waveguides. When pressure is applied on a crossing point, the distance between the waveguides from the upper and lower layer will decrease and power is transmitted between these waveguides. The sensor consists of polymer waveguides embedded in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) which is a very flexible material. Therefore, it is ideally suited to be applied on irregular or moving surfaces especially for applications which require covering small areas with high density pressure sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7716, Micro-Optics 2010, 77161G (13 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.854578
Show Author Affiliations
Jeroen Missinne, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Geert Van Steenberge, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Bram Van Hoe, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Erwin Bosman, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Christof Debaes, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Jürgen Van Erps, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Chunxiao Yan, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Eleonora Ferraris, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Peter Van Daele, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Jan Vanfleteren, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Dominiek Reynaerts, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7716:
Micro-Optics 2010
Hugo Thienpont; Peter Van Daele; Jürgen Mohr; Hans Zappe, Editor(s)

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