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Novel in-line fiber-optic etalon formed by hollow-core photonic crystal fiber
Author(s): Y. J. Rao; T. Zhu; X. C. Yang; D. W. Duan
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Paper Abstract

A novel fiber-optic in-line etalon is proposed and demonstrated, formed by splicing a section of hollow-core photonic crystal fiber (HCPCF) in between two single-mode fibers, for the first time to our knowledge. Such a HCPCF-based etalon acts as an excellent optical waveguide to form a Fabry-Perot interferometer and hence allows the cavity length to be as long as several centimeters with good visibility as the transmission loss of the HCPCF is much smaller than that of a hollow core fiber, this offers great potential to generate a practical dense fiber-optic sensor network with spatial-frequency division-multiplexing. This novel etalon is demonstrated for strain measurement and the experimental results show that a good visibility of 0.3 and a strain accuracy of better than ±5με are achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7004, 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 700460 (16 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.785796
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Y. J. Rao, Chongqing Univ. (China)
Univ. of Electronic Science & Technology of China (China)
T. Zhu, Chongqing Univ. (China)
Univ. of Electronic Science & Technology of China (China)
X. C. Yang, Chongqing Univ. (China)
D. W. Duan, Chongqing Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7004:
19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors

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