A bending sensor is demonstrated using the combination of a mode-selective photonic lantern and a multicore fiber, for simultaneous measurements of bending direction and radius of curvature.

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Conference Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and their Applications, WSOF 2015
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Van Newkirk, A. (Amy), Velázquez-Benítez, A.M. (Amado M.), Antonio-Lopez, J.E., Albert, J, Amezcua-Correa, R. (Rodrigo), & Schülzgen, A. (Axel). (2015). 3D Bending sensor combining multicore fiber with a mode-selective photonic lantern. Presented at the Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and their Applications, WSOF 2015.