Embedding optical fibers into stainless steel using laser additive manufacturing

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Abstract

We have developed a process to embed Nickel (Ni) coated optical fibers into stainless steel (SS 316). The Ni coating is applied by using a combination of sputtering and electroplating. The jacketing improves protection during the embedding process and enables bonding to the metal environment. In a two-step process, these nickel-coated optical fibers, with an outer diameter of around 500 μm are joined to stainless steel substrates and are subsequently encapsulated using laser-based powder sintering processes. We demonstrate that nickel-coated optical fibers can be embedded into stainless steel components by using laser based manufacturing processes with the aim to provide a route towards insitu measurements of strain and temperature from within a metallic component.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICALEO 2013 - 32nd International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics
Pages381-385
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event32nd International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 6 Oct 201310 Oct 2013

Conference

Conference32nd International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics
Abbreviated titleICALEO 2013
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period6/10/1310/10/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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