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Side-polished fiber sensing for determination of azimuthal orientation of nematic liquid crystal
Author(s): Yuqi Han; Zhe Chen; Jianhui Yu; Haozhi Li; Xiaoli He
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Paper Abstract

The orientation of nematic liquid crystal (NLC) can be used in biosensor. The sensing characteristics of side-polished fiber (SPF) for determination of azimuthal orientation of NLC have been investigated. The relationship between the azimuthal angle of NLC director and the optical transmission power in SPF was derived by empirical approach. Experimental results showed that the azimuthal transition of liquid crystal affected the optical transmission power in SPF. While the azimuthal angle increased from 0° to 90°, the optical transmission power increased by 28.10dB, which is similar to the variation tendency of the empirical analysis. When it changes from 0° to 30°, the azimuthal angle is linear to the change of optical transmission power. The respondence of azimuthal angle for optical sensing is averagely 0.359dB/°. Experiments indicate that SPF can be used in determination of the azimuzal transition of NLC. It would be used for a new fiber optical biosensor based on the SPF and NLC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8924, Fourth Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, 89240T (15 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2034161
Show Author Affiliations
Yuqi Han, Jinan Univ. (China)
Zhe Chen, Jinan Univ. (China)
Jianhui Yu, Jinan Univ. (China)
Haozhi Li, Jinan Univ. (China)
Xiaoli He, Jinan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8924:
Fourth Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference
Minghong Yang; Dongning Wang; Yun-Jiang Rao, Editor(s)

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