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Fiber optic refractive index sensor using optofluidic anti-resonant reflecting guidance
Author(s): Ran Gao; Danfeng Lu; Jin Cheng; Zhi-mei Qi
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Paper Abstract

An optofluidic anti-resonant reflecting guidance has been proposed and experimental demonstrated for the measurement of liquid refractive index. Two micro-channels were fabricated for the delivery of the liquid sample in the hollow core photonic crystal fiber by using femtosecond laser micromachining, serving as an inlet and outlet. The refractive index can be detected by using the resonant condition of the Fabry-Perot resonator, which is interrogated through the wavelength shift and of the lossy dip in the transmission spectrum. The experimental results show that the sensitivity of up to 1328 nm/RIU is achieved for the refractive index in the range from 1.345 to 1.363 RIU, respectively. The proposed sensor appears to have potential applications of precise measurement in chemistry, medicine, and biology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10464, AOPC 2017: Fiber Optic Sensing and Optical Communications, 104640N (24 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2284588
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Ran Gao, Institute of Electronics (China)
Danfeng Lu, Institute of Electronics (China)
Jin Cheng, Institute of Electronics (China)
Zhi-mei Qi, Institute of Electronics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10464:
AOPC 2017: Fiber Optic Sensing and Optical Communications
Zi-Sen Zhao; Leping Wei; Yanbiao Liao; Weixu Zhang; Desheng Jiang; Wei Wang; Kenneth T. V. Grattan, Editor(s)

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