Paper Title:

Transducing Mechanical Forces Using a Polymer Optical Grating Sensor

Periodical Materials Science Forum (Volumes 505 - 507)
Main Theme Progress on Advanced Manufacture for Micro/Nano Technology 2005
Edited by Wunyuh Jywe, Chieh-Li Chen, Kuang-Chao Fan, R.F. Fung, S.G. Hanson,Wen-Hsiang Hsieh, Chaug-Liang Hsu, You-Min Huang, Yunn-Lin Hwang, Gerd Jäger, Y.R. Jeng, Wenlung Li, Yunn-Shiuan Liao, Chien-Chang Lin, Zong-Ching Lin, Cheng-Kuo Sung and Ching-Huan Tzeng
Pages 91-96
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Wei Ching Chuang et al., 2006, Materials Science Forum, 505-507, 91
Online since January, 2006
Authors Wei Ching Chuang, Chi Ting Ho, Yi Ru Lian, Ching Kong Chao, Ruey Fang Shyu, Wei Chih Wang
Keywords Diffraction Grating, Holographic Interferometry, Micro-Molding, Polymer, Sensor
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A new means of transducing mechanical force using a diffractive Bragg grating based polymeric sensor is presented. The diffraction gratings are successfully fabricated on a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) polymer using the holographic interference and micromolding technique. The micro MTS tensile test incorporated with the Raman experiment showed that a relationship between the load and the observed diffraction pattern shift could be obtained. The results show an excellent correlation between the optical measurements and load with a sensitivity of 0.05N.

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