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Fiber thermometer based on the cross detection of the fluorescence lifetime of Cr3+:YAG crystal fiber and Plank’s blackbody radiation from cryogenic up to 1400℃
Author(s): Linhua Ye; Yanqing Qiu; Yonghang Shen; Sailing He
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Paper Abstract

A fiber thermometer using the cross detection of the fluorescence lifetime and blackbody radiation was presented to measure temperature from -10°C up to 1400°C. Using a long pure YAG crystal fiber as the seed and a 0.1 at. % Cr2O3-doped Y3Al5O12 sintered powder rod as the source rod, a YAG fiber thermal probe with Cr3+ -ions doped end was grown by laser heated pedestal growth method. A blackbody cavity was constructed by sintered a thin ceramic layer around the Cr3+: YAG fiber end. A phase-locked detection scheme was used for the fluorescence lifetime detection. The fluorescence characteristics of the Cr3+-ions doped YAG was analyzed in a temperature range from -10°C up to 500°C. From 350°C to 1400°C the blackbody radiation signal in a narrow waveband were detected. Because the fluorescence lifetime was intensity independent, it should have the long-term stability and would not change if the fiber connectors of the probes were realigned. So the fluorescence lifetime based temperature measurement could be used to recalibrate that based on the blackbody radiation detection. Preliminary experimental results showed that the system could achieve a resolution much better than 1°C over the whole temperature range from -10°C to 1400°C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5634, Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications II, (14 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.573935
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Linhua Ye, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yanqing Qiu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yonghang Shen, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Sailing He, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5634:
Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications II
Yun-Jiang Rao; Osuk Y. Kwon; Gang-Ding Peng, Editor(s)

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