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  • Vol. 51, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2012
  • pp: 2015–2022

Tailoring fiber grating sensors for assessment of highly refractive fuels

Marianne Sumie Kawano, Bárbara Rutyna Heidemann, Tárik Kaiel Machado Cardoso, Gustavo Rafael Collere Possetti, Ricardo Canute Kamikawachi, Marcia Muller, and José Luís Fabris  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 12, pp. 2015-2022 (2012)

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Three approaches that allow the tailoring of long period gratings based refractometric sensors for concentration measurement in fuel blends are employed to assess the fuel quality in biodiesel and biodiesel-petrodiesel blend. To allow the analysis of fuel samples with refractive index higher than fiber cladding one, the samples refractive indices were changed by thermo-optic effect and by dilution in a standard substance with low refractive index. The obtained results show the sensor can detect oil concentration in biodiesel samples with resolution as better as 0.07% and biodiesel concentration in biodiesel-petrodiesel samples with average resolution of 0.09%.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2012
Published: April 12, 2012

Marianne Sumie Kawano, Bárbara Rutyna Heidemann, Tárik Kaiel Machado Cardoso, Gustavo Rafael Collere Possetti, Ricardo Canute Kamikawachi, Marcia Muller, and José Luís Fabris, "Tailoring fiber grating sensors for assessment of highly refractive fuels," Appl. Opt. 51, 2015-2022 (2012)

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