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Interferometric fiber sensor using exposed core microstructured optical fiber for refractive index based biochemical sensing
Author(s): Linh Viet Nguyen; Stephen C. Warren-Smith; Alan Cooper; Tanya M. Monro
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Paper Abstract

We proposed and experimentally demonstrated an in-fiber interferometric-type sensor by splicing an exposed core microstructured optical fiber (ECF) with lead-in and lead-out single mode fibers (SMFs) for refractive index-based biochemical sensing applications. Due to the multimode characteristic of the ECF, several modes can be excited at the lead-in splicing point and, after propagating through the ECF section, arrive at the lead-out splicing point with different phases forming a multi-arm interference pattern in the transmission spectrum of the device. Two dominant modes were found be consistently excited by maximizing the butt coupling between ECF and SMFs. The interference fringes shifts differently upon applying liquids of different refractive index on the exposed side of the ECF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 91574P (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059155
Show Author Affiliations
Linh Viet Nguyen, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Stephen C. Warren-Smith, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Alan Cooper, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Tanya M. Monro, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9157:
23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
José M. López-Higuera; Julian D. C. Jones; Manuel López-Amo; José Luis Santos, Editor(s)

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