An all fused silica based pressure sensor with a 125µm diameter is presented. A Fabry-Pérot interferometer is formed at the fiber tip. It offers biocompatibility, miniature size, high sensitivity, EMI immunity, and low cost.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
X. Wang, J. Xu, Y. Zhu, B. Yu, M. Han, K. L. Cooper, G. R. Pickrell, and A. Wang, "An Optical Fiber Tip Pressure Sensor for Medical Applications," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JTuC46.
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