Embedding metallic jacketed fused silica fibres into stainless steel using additive layer manufacturing technology

Robert Raimund Josef Maier, Dirk Havermann, William Neil MacPherson, Duncan Paul Hand

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Abstract

Metal clad single mode optical fibres are successfully embedded into stainless steel using a layer by layer based additive manufacturing technology based on selective laser sintering of powered stainless steel material. The single mode fibre has been coated with a protective Ni metal layer to facilitate thermal protection and bonding to the stainless steel matrix. A loss of similar to 1 dB is observed after embedding which is attributed to micro bending in the embedded section.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
EditorsLeszek R Jaroszewicz
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages4
Volume8794
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event5th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors - Kraków, Poland
Duration: 19 May 201322 May 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume8794
ISSN (Print)1996-756X
ISSN (Electronic)0277-786X

Conference

Conference5th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
CountryPoland
CityKraków
Period19/05/1322/05/13

Keywords

  • Embedded fibre optics sensing
  • SMART materials
  • SMART metals
  • sensing

Cite this

Maier, R. R. J., Havermann, D., MacPherson, W. N., & Hand, D. P. (2013). Embedding metallic jacketed fused silica fibres into stainless steel using additive layer manufacturing technology. In L. R. Jaroszewicz (Ed.), Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors (Vol. 8794). (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 8794). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2026076