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Cladding-mode obtained by core-offset structure and applied in fiber Bragg grating sensor
Author(s): Xinpu Zhang; Wei Peng; Yun Liu; Hong Li; Zhenguo Jing; Qi Yu; Xinlei Zhou; Wenjuan Yao; Yanjie Wang; Yuzhang Liang
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Paper Abstract

Comparing to core-modes of optical fibers, some cladding-modes are more sensitive to the surroundings which are very valuable to sensing application; recently, a novel type of FBG sensor with core-offset structure attracts more and more interests. Normally, the forward core-mode is not only reflected and coupled to the backward core mode by the Fiber Bragg Grating in the step-type photosensitive single mode fiber, but also coupled to the backward cladding-modes and the radiation modes, eventually they will leak or be absorbed by the high refraction index coating layer. These backward cladding-modes can also be used for sensing analysis. In this paper, we propose and develop a core-offset structure to obtain the backward core-mode and backward cladding-modes by using the wavelength shift of the backward core-mode and the power of the backward cladding-modes in Fiber Bragg Grating sensor, and the power of the backward cladding-modes are independent from temperature variation. We develop a mode coupling sensor model between the forward core-mode and the backward cladding-modes, and demonstrate two coupling methods in the core-offset structure experimentally. The sensor is fabricated and demonstrated for refractive index monitoring. Some specific works are under investigation now, more analysis and fabrication will be done to improve this cladding-mode based sensor design for applicable sensing technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8307, Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VIII, 83070X (29 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.905319
Show Author Affiliations
Xinpu Zhang, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Wei Peng, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Yun Liu, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Hong Li, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Zhenguo Jing, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Qi Yu, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Xinlei Zhou, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Wenjuan Yao, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Yanjie Wang, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Yuzhang Liang, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8307:
Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VIII
Bishnu P. Pal, Editor(s)

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