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Refractive sensitivity of mechanical long-period fiber grating in side-hole fiber
Author(s): Yongxing Jin; Chi Chiu Chan; Huaping Gong; Xinyong Dong
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Paper Abstract

The refractive index sensor for use of mechanically induced long-period fiber grating (MLPG) in a side-hole singlemode fiber is proposed. The principle of operation is based on using of a long-period grating that is made by pressing a plate with periodic grooves against a short length of side-hole fiber. The strength of the resonant peak is tuned by adjusting the pressure applied on the side-hole SMF. The resonance wavelengths are shifted as the two side-holes of the fiber core were filled with the different the refractive index liquids. The resonant wavelength of 1588.6 nm has a total blue shift of approximately 12.2 nm for refractive index ranging from 1.35 to 1.43. The results show that it is more sensitive than that of the conventional SMF long-period fiber gratings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7630, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices VI, 76302K (2 December 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.849626
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Yongxing Jin, China Jiliang Univ. (China)
Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Chi Chiu Chan, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Huaping Gong, China Jiliang Univ. (China)
Xinyong Dong, China Jiliang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7630:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices VI
Perry P. Shum, Editor(s)

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