Éric Pinet

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Mainly three technologies are presently commercially available for pressure measurement with fiber-optic sensors: intensity-based, fiber Bragg gratings and Fabry-Pérot. The first one is probably the simplest and the cheapest but it is limited to applications where having 2 fixed or up to 4 flexible fibers is not an issue, whereas the two other technologies(More)
Optical fiber sensors have unique advantages and distinctive features that make them very attractive for many applications especially those involving challenging conditions where other traditional electrical sensors usually fail. Among the commercially available optical fiber sensors, the Fabry-Pérot sensing technology is probably the most versatile and the(More)
The design and fabrication of an ultra-miniature all-glass pressure sensor with a diameter of 125 μm are presented. The sensor consists of a thin flexible silica membrane fused on a capillary tube section, which is assembled at the tip of a standard multimode fiber, thus forming a Fabry-Pérot air cavity whose length depends on applied pressure. Controlled(More)
We present how fiber-optic temperature or pressure sensors could be applied to minimally invasive diagnostics and therapies. For instance a miniature pressure sensor based on micro-optical mechanical systems (MOMS) could solve most of the problems associated with fluidic pressure transduction presently used for triggering purposes. These include(More)
− Temperature fiber-optic point-sensors have been commercialized for about two decades. Among the various available optical sensing technologies, only few ones have lead to commercial successes. For instance, temperature could be measured by fluorescence decay time of a phosphorus compound excited with UV light; the higher the temperature, the faster the(More)
Birefringent porous glass integrated between two plastic optical fibers terminated by crossed PolaroidTM films was used as a low-cost end-of-service-life indicator (ESLI) for organic vapor cartridges. Birefringence is significantly reduced when volatile compounds condense into the anisotropic porous structure. Such changes could easily be quantified using a(More)
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