University of Limerick
Markham_2020_Polarisation.pdf (2.54 MB)

Polarisation changes in guided infrared thermography using silver halide poly-crystalline mid-infrared fibre bundle

Download (2.54 MB)
journal contribution
posted on 2022-12-13, 09:44 authored by Sarah K. Markham, Aladin Mani, Elena A. Korsakova, Aleksandr S. Korsakov, Liya V. Zhukova, Joanna Bauer, Christophe Silien, SYED ANSAR TOFAILSYED ANSAR TOFAIL
Broadband mid-infrared (B-MIR) thermography using fibre optic waveguides can be critical in real-time imaging in harsh environments such as additive manufacturing, personalised medical diagnosis and therapy. We investigate the polarisation effect on thermal measurements through poly-crystalline fibre bundle employing a simple broadband cross-polarisation configuration experimental set-up. Silver halide poly-crystalline fibres AgCl1-xBrx (0 = x=1) (AgClBr-PolyC) have very wide transmission bandwidth spanning over the spectral range from 1 µm up to 31 µm FWHM. Moreover, they are non-toxic, nonhygroscopic, with relatively good flexibility, which make them very adequate for spectroscopic and thermal measurements in medical and clinical fields. In this study, we used a fibre bundle composed of seven single AgClBr-PolyC fibres, each with a core diameter of about 300 µm, inserted between two broadband MIR polarisers.A silicon carbide filament source was placed at the entrance of the fibre bundle, while a FLIR thermal camera with a close-up lens was employed to measure the spatial temperature distribution over the fibre-bundle end. Indeed, polarisation dependence of temperature measurements has been clearly observed in which the orientation of temperature extrema (minima and maxima)vary from one fibre to another within the bundle. Moreover, these observations have enabled the classification of AgClBr-PolyC fibres following their polarisation sensitivities by which some fibres are relatively highly sensitive to polarisation with polarisation temperature difference (PTD) that can reach 22.1 ± 2.8 °C, whereas some others show very low PTD values down to 3.1 ± 2.8 °C. Many applications can readily be found based on the advantages of both extreme cases.


Bud mutation of the molecular mechanism of Citrus

National Natural Science Foundation of China

Find out more...



Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry;


Springer Verlag



Other Funding information




Also affiliated with

  • Bernal Institute

Department or School

  • Physics

Usage metrics

    University of Limerick


    No categories selected