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Optical fiber taper sensor with a nanoparticles’ mixture cladding
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Presented article shows the effect of using ZnS:Mn nanoparticles in the solution of higher alkanes on the light wave propagation in a biconical, adiabatic optical fiber taper. The used mixture of alkanes with nanoparticles forms a special cladding surrounding a fiber taper. Described studies show change of beam intensity depending on mixture temperature and its state of aggregation. Tests were carried out in a wide spectral range from the visible up to infrared wavelengths. The taper was made of a standard single-mode telecom fiber, pulled out to a length of 20.0 ± 0.5 mm and the diameter of the taper waist is 14.0 ± 0.2 μm. Such taper causes the beam to leak out of a waist structure and allows to add an external beam-controlling cladding material. The built-in sensor containing nanoparticles operates on the on-off principle. Nanoparticles added to the alkanes cause increase of hysteresis in a heating and cooling process. Such mixture makes also a significant shift of temperature characteristic in a heating process in which mixture change their physical state with a simultaneous slight shifting of the characteristics during cooling. Depending on the source used, weakening or amplification of the signal was obtained after switching to the liquid state.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11045, Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2018, 110450F (15 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2522022
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Iwona Jakubowska, Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jaroslawa Dabrowskiego (Poland)
Joanna Korec, Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jaroslawa Dabrowskiego (Poland)
Joanna Moś, Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jaroslawa Dabrowskiego (Poland)
Karol A. Stasiewicz, Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jaroslawa Dabrowskiego (Poland)
Katarzyna Matras-Postołek, Cracow Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jaroslawa Dabrowskiego (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11045:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2018
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Waldemar Wójcik; Andrzej Smolarz, Editor(s)

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