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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 51, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2012
  • pp: 2164–2171

Titanium dioxide nanoparticle based optical fiber humidity sensor with linear response and enhanced sensitivity

R. Aneesh and Sunil K. Khijwania  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 12, pp. 2164-2171 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.002164


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Abstract

An optical fiber humidity sensor employing an in-house scaled TiO2-nanoparticle doped nanostructured thin film as the fiber sensing cladding and evanescent wave absorption is reported. The main objective of the present work is to achieve a throughout-linear sensor response with high sensitivity, possibly over a wide dynamic range using the simplest possible sensor geometry. In order to realize this, first, the nanostructured sensing film is synthesized over a short length of a centrally decladded straight and uniform optical fiber and then a comprehensive experimental investigation is carried out to optimize the design configuration/parameters of the nanostructured sensing film and to achieve the best possible sensor response. Much improved sensitivity of 27.1mV/%RH is observed for the optimized sensor along with a throughout-linear sensor response over a dynamic range as wide as 24% to 95%RH with an average response time of 0.01 s for humidification and 0.06 s for desiccation. In addition, the sensor exhibits a very good degree of reversibility and repeatability.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2011
Published: April 20, 2012

Citation
R. Aneesh and Sunil K. Khijwania, "Titanium dioxide nanoparticle based optical fiber humidity sensor with linear response and enhanced sensitivity," Appl. Opt. 51, 2164-2171 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-12-2164

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