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Improvement of integrated electric field sensor based on hybrid segmented slot waveguide
Author(s): Musab A. M. Al-Tarawni; A. Ashrif A. Bakar; Ahmad Rifqi Md Zain; Mou’ad A. Tarawneh; Sahrim Hj. Ahmad
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Paper Abstract

Integrated electric-field (E-field) sensors are commonly used devices in E-field sensing. However, distortion in the modulated signal due to high half-voltage ( V π ) and obtaining a low-frequency response are challenging issues in low-frequency AC E-field sensors. The aim of this study is to investigate a modification by adding a Si layer beneath a segmented slot waveguide (SSW) and optimizing the hybrid SSW as the core of a sensor to determine the sensor features in terms of the frequency response and sensitivity. The results of reducing the Si-layer thickness and segment width with high periodicity revealed a high modulation efficiency for very low-frequency AC E-field sensors and simultaneously expanded the minimum limit of detection by incorporating sensors in very small AC E-fields. This study validated the feasibility and efficiency of using a hybrid SSW as the core of highly sensitive low-frequency AC E-field sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2017
PDF: 14 pages
Opt. Eng. 56(10) 107105 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.10.107105
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 56, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Musab A. M. Al-Tarawni, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
A. Ashrif A. Bakar, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Ahmad Rifqi Md Zain, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (United States)
Mou’ad A. Tarawneh, Al-Hussein Bin Talal Univ. (Jordan)
Sahrim Hj. Ahmad, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)

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