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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4298–4307

Design rules for lossy mode resonance based sensors

Ignacio Del Villar, Miguel Hernaez, Carlos R. Zamarreño, Pedro Sánchez, Carlos Fernández-Valdivielso, Francisco J. Arregui, and Ignacio R. Matias  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 19, pp. 4298-4307 (2012)

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Lossy mode resonances can be obtained in the transmission spectrum of cladding removed multimode optical fiber coated with a thin-film. The sensitivity of these devices to changes in the properties of the coating or the surrounding medium can be optimized by means of the adequate parameterization of the coating refractive index, the coating thickness, and the surrounding medium refractive index. Some basic rules of design, which enable the selection of the best parameters for each specific sensing application, are indicated in this work.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: March 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2012
Published: June 22, 2012

Ignacio Del Villar, Miguel Hernaez, Carlos R. Zamarreño, Pedro Sánchez, Carlos Fernández-Valdivielso, Francisco J. Arregui, and Ignacio R. Matias, "Design rules for lossy mode resonance based sensors," Appl. Opt. 51, 4298-4307 (2012)

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