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Optical micro- and nanofibers for sensing applications
Author(s): M. Sumetsky
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Paper Abstract

An optical microfiber is usually fabricated by drawing a conventional optical fiber and has a diameter of ~ 1 &mgr;m. A microfiber with a diameter significantly less than one micron is often called a nanofiber. This paper considers the potential applications of optical microfibers/nanofibers as sensors, which detect changes in the ambient medium by monitoring changes in the transmission power of light propagating along the MF. These changes may be caused by variation in temperature, radiation, concentration of chemical or biological species, microparticles, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6556, Micro (MEMS) and Nanotechnologies for Defense and Security, 65560J (3 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719214
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M. Sumetsky, OFS Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6556:
Micro (MEMS) and Nanotechnologies for Defense and Security
Thomas George; Zhongyang Cheng, Editor(s)

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