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Fiber-optic Fabry-Perot refractive-index tip sensor based on endlessly photonic crystal fiber
Author(s): Ming Deng; Yunjiang Rao; Tao Zhu; Hong Li
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel fiber-optic refractive-index (RI) sensor based on F-P interferometer, formed by splicing an endlessly photonic crystal fiber to a single-mode fiber. This type of RI sensor can be used to simultaneously measure RI and temperature by determination of its fringe visibility and cavity length change, respectively. The RI resolution is ~2x10-5 in the linear range and the cavity-length-temperature sensitivity is 18.72nm/ C o from 20°C to 100°C. In addition, the RI measurement based on the fringe visibility with such a miniature in-line fiber-optic tip sensor is independent on temperature change, making it suitable for practical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 75035Q (5 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.835273
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Ming Deng, Chongqing Univ. (China)
Yunjiang Rao, Chongqing Univ. (China)
Univ. of Electronic Science & Technology (China)
Tao Zhu, Chongqing Univ. (China)
Univ. of Electronic Science & Technology (China)
Hong Li, Chongqing Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7503:
20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Julian D. C. Jones, Editor(s)

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