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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2003
  • pp: 3509–3515

Design and modeling of a photonic crystal fiber gas sensor

Yeuk L. Hoo, Wei Jin, Chunzheng Shi, Hoi L. Ho, Dong N. Wang, and Shuang C. Ruan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 18, pp. 3509-3515 (2003)

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We report the modeling results of an all-fiber gas detector that uses photonic crystal fiber (PCF). The relative sensitivity of the PCF as a function of the fiber parameters is calculated. Gas-diffusion dynamics that affect the sensor response time is investigated theoretically and experimentally. A practical PCF sensor aiming for high sensitivity gas detection is proposed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(290.1990) Scattering : Diffusion
(330.1880) Vision, color, and visual optics : Detection

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2002
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2002
Published: June 20, 2003

Yeuk L. Hoo, Wei Jin, Chunzheng Shi, Hoi L. Ho, Dong N. Wang, and Shuang C. Ruan, "Design and modeling of a photonic crystal fiber gas sensor," Appl. Opt. 42, 3509-3515 (2003)

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