Paper Summary on exposed-core optical fibres by Mr Roman Kostecki
Optical fibres for distributed corrosion sensing – Architecture and characterisation – Key Engineering Materials
We have fabricated exposed-core optical fibres made of silica, sturdy enough for use as detectors outside the lab. Such technology embedded in “smart structures” could be used to find corrosion in aircraft, ships or bridges or detect harmful bacteria in water supplies.
Authors: Roman Kostecki, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Stephen C. Warren-Smith, Grant McAdam, Claire Davis, Tanya M. Monro
This work was done in collaboration with researchers from DSTO