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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: B33–B39

Optical sensing techniques for temperature measurement

B. Rami Reddy, Indumathi Kamma, and Praveena Kommidi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. B33-B39 (2013)

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Temperature is an important parameter that needs accurate measurement. Theoretical descriptions of the fluorescence ratio method, fluorescence lifetime sensing, and interferometric methods for temperature measurement are given. Fluorescence lifetime sensing calibration plots have been developed for temperature measurement from 20°C to 600°C using Er3+-doped glass, and from 20°C to 90°C using Sm3+-doped CaF2. Lifetime sensing results of Pr3+-doped YAG and Ho3+-doped fluoride crystals for temperature measurement are also summarized. Mach–Zehnder interferometer measurements revealed that the passage of a 300 mW laser beam of 915 nm changed the temperature of the Yb3+-doped YAG crystal by 7.1°C. The interferometer technique is useful for measuring absolute temperature changes in laser cooling studies.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(280.6780) Remote sensing and sensors : Temperature

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2012
Published: January 4, 2013

B. Rami Reddy, Indumathi Kamma, and Praveena Kommidi, "Optical sensing techniques for temperature measurement," Appl. Opt. 52, B33-B39 (2013)

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