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Combined long-period grating and micro-cavity in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer for refractive index sensing
Author(s): Monika Janik; Marcin Koba; Predrag Mikulic; Wojtek J. Bock; Mateusz Śmietana
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Paper Abstract

This work presents combined long-period grating (LPG) and a micro-cavity in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer (μIMZI), both induced in the same single-mode optical fiber. In order to increase refractive index (RI) sensitivity of the LPG, it has been nanocoated with aluminum oxide (Al2O3). Next, the μIMZI has been fabricated as a cylindrical cavity (d = 60 μm) in the center of the LPG. In transmission measurements for various RI in the cavity and around the LPG we have observed two effects coming from two independently working sensors. There was no significant impact on one or the other in terms of their functional properties. Such a combination of sensorial effects can be applied for cross-reference measurements of the two different parameters at the same time or for discrimination of influence of other parameters on the RI measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103238R (23 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2265961
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Monika Janik, Univ. du Québec en Outaouais (Canada)
Marcin Koba, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
National Institute of Telecommunications (Poland)
Predrag Mikulic, Univ. du Québec en Outaouais (Canada)
Wojtek J. Bock, Univ. du Québec en Outaouais (Canada)
Mateusz Śmietana, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10323:
25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Youngjoo Chung; Wei Jin; Byoungho Lee; John Canning; Kentaro Nakamura; Libo Yuan, Editor(s)

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