Poly(pentafluorostyrene) (PPFS), which can be easily synthesized and has a low optical loss window at 850 nm, is a promising alternative for a costly perfluorinated polymer as a base material of polymer optical fibers (POFs). To investigate the potential of a PPFS-POF as a Brillouin-based temperature sensing fiber, the Brillouin frequency shift and its temperature dependence of PPFS were measured using an ultrasonic pulse-echo technique. The temperature coefficient, which determines the sensitivity of the temperature sensing, was approximately -7.1 MHz/K independently of the molecular weight and was nearly identical to that in perfluorinated POFs.
- Brillouin scattering
- Fiber-optic temperature sensor
- Polymer optical fiber
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering