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Miniature fiber-optic temperature sensors based on silica/polymer microfiber knot resonators
Author(s): Yu Wu; Yun-Jiang Rao; Yi-Huai Chen
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we report two novel fiber-optic temperature sensors based on silica/polymer microfiber knot resonators (SMKR/PMKR). These microfiber knots form the resonators by evanescent self-coupling in the overlap region. The connections between the microfibers and the launching fiber as well as collecting fiber were also realized by evanescent coupling. Experimental results show that the temperature sensitivity of SMKR is ~52pm/°C within 30°C~700°C, which can be used as a high temperature sensor, while the sensitivity of PMKR is ~266pm/°C within 20°C~80°C. The actual temperature resolutions of as small as 0.05°C and 0.009°C for the SMKR and PMKR sensors were obtained, respectively. Higher resolution can be anticipated due to further improvement of the Q factor of the microfiber knot resonators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 750359 (5 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.835313
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Yu Wu, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Yun-Jiang Rao, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Yi-Huai Chen, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7503:
20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors

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