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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2006
  • pp: 870–

Spectral Characteristics of Tapered LPG Device as a Sensing Element for Refractive Index and Temperature

T. Allsop, F. Floreani, K. P. Jedrzejewski, P. V. S. Marques, R. Romero, D. J. Webb, and I. Bennion

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 870- (2006)

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The fabrication and characterization of long-period gratings (LPGs) in fiber tapers is presented alongside supporting theory. The devices possess a high sensitivity to the index of aqueous solutions due to an observed spectral bifurcation effect, yielding a limiting index resolution of ±8.5 × 10-5 for solutions with an index in the range 1.330-1.335.

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T. Allsop, F. Floreani, K. P. Jedrzejewski, P. V. S. Marques, R. Romero, D. J. Webb, and I. Bennion, "Spectral Characteristics of Tapered LPG Device as a Sensing Element for Refractive Index and Temperature," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 870- (2006)

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