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Fabrication of Mach-Zehnder interferometers with conventional fiber optics in detection applications of micro-displacement and liquids
Author(s): M. C. Hernández-Luna; J. C. Hernández-García; J. M. Estudillo-Ayala; R. Rojas-Laguna; O. Pottiez; R. I. Mata-Chávez; E. Alvarado-Mendez; H. J. Estrada-García; J. G. Aviña-Cervantes
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we shows the results obtained to fabricate and implement Mach-Zehnder interferometers of conventional fiber optic using Long Period Fiber Gratings (LPFG´s) which were developed by electric arc technique. We obtains this type of interferometer when we fabricated two LPFG’s in series or in cascade with the same characteristics such as number of discharges and the same period, placing them in cascade separated by a distance which three times the length of the LPFG. The application which was given at interferometer fabricated was as a liquids sensor, volume sensor of liquids and micro-displacement sensor. The sensors of liquids and liquids volumes were placed in a container in which the interferometer is fixed so that results of measurements are only by incorporating each of the liquid and not by some external movement. The sensed fluids were: water, alcohol and solution (water with sugar). Final length of the interferometer is between 4 to 6 cm. We analyze the results obtained to when a section the Mach-Zehnder interferometer is displaced in of the order of microns. The variations observed in transmission spectra obtained from each of the sensors mentioned, show changes in the amplitude and the attenuation peak of the interferometer was displaced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8493, Interferometry XVI: Techniques and Analysis, 849317 (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929822
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M. C. Hernández-Luna, Univ. de Guanajuato (Mexico)
J. C. Hernández-García, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, Univ. de Guanajuato (Mexico)
R. Rojas-Laguna, Univ. de Guanajuato (Mexico)
O. Pottiez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
R. I. Mata-Chávez, Univ. de Guanajuato (Mexico)
E. Alvarado-Mendez, Univ. de Guanajuato (Mexico)
H. J. Estrada-García, Univ. de Guanajuato (Mexico)
J. G. Aviña-Cervantes, Univ. de Guanajuato (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8493:
Interferometry XVI: Techniques and Analysis
Joanna Schmit; Katherine Creath; Catherine E. Towers; Jan Burke, Editor(s)

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