Thermal-Sensing Fiber Devices by Multimaterial Codrawing

Authors

  • M. Bayindir,

    1. Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    2. Department of Physics, Bilkent University, 06800 Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey
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  • A. F. Abouraddy,

    1. Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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  • J. Arnold,

    1. Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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  • J. D. Joannopoulos,

    1. Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    2. Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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  • Y. Fink

    1. Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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  • This work was supported by the U.S. Army through the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, under Contract DAAD-19-02D0002, DARPA DAAD19-03-1-0357, DOE DE-FG02-99ER45778. This work was also supported in part by the MRSEC Program of the National Science Foundation under award number DMR 02-13282.

Abstract

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Thermal sensing provides important information on the state of many physiological, chemical, and physical systems. However, the problem of continuously monitoring and detecting a thermal excitation over very large areas (100 m2) with high resolution (1 cm2) still remains. A solution to this problem is presented here in which a fiber (see figure) senses heat along its entire length and generates an electrical signal.

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