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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2006
  • pp: 7760–7766

Micro-air-gap based intrinsic Fabry–Perot interferometric fiber-optic sensor

Xiaopei Chen, Fabin Shen, Zhuang Wang, Zhenyu Huang, and Anbo Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 30, pp. 7760-7766 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.007760


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Abstract

A simple intrinsic Fabry–Perot interferometric (IFPI) sensor is developed. The sensor is fabricated by two micro air gaps as reflective mirrors in a fiber to form a Fabry–Perot cavity. Theoretical and experimental studies of the sensor are described. Experimental results show that high resolution and high sensitivity can be achieved. Two structures of micro-air-gap-based IFPI sensors offer more applications than other IFPI sensors.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot

History
Original Manuscript: February 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2006

Citation
Xiaopei Chen, Fabin Shen, Zhuang Wang, Zhenyu Huang, and Anbo Wang, "Micro-air-gap based intrinsic Fabry-Perot interferometric fiber-optic sensor," Appl. Opt. 45, 7760-7766 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-30-7760


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