We propose, design and experimentally demonstrate a novel, simple, distributed refractometric sensor based on unique spectral properties of antiresonant-guiding photonic crystals fibers for measuring temperature gradients. Design optimization and potential applications will be discussed.
© 2009 OSA
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
R. Biswas, M. Kandel, G. Mehta, H. Kulhandjian, A. Verevkin, A. T. Fam, and N. M. Litchinitser, "Antiresonant-Guiding Photonic Crystal Fibers for Refractive Index Gradients Sensing," in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper FTuE5.