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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2024–2031

Multiparameter sensor based on a chaotic fiber-ring resonator

Cesar Jáuregui, José M. López-Higuera, Adolfo Cobo, Olga M. Conde, and Joseba Zubía  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 2024-2031 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.002024


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Abstract

A new kind of fiber-optic sensor, to our knowledge, is proposed: a chaotic sensor. The sensor is based on a fiber-ring resonator that is optically driven by a train of pulses whose period equals the round-trip delay of the resonator. This sensor exploits the extremely high dependence of chaotic systems on initial conditions to sense several physical parameters (elongation, attenuation, index of refraction). The measured information is encoded in different geometrical characteristics of the chaotic attractor. The proposed sensing scheme has been modeled and simulated. The simulations reveal high potential for this structure as a multiparameter sensor.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: March 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2006

Citation
Cesar Jáuregui, José M. López-Higuera, Adolfo Cobo, Olga M. Conde, and Joseba Zubía, "Multiparameter sensor based on a chaotic fiber-ring resonator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 2024-2031 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-10-2024


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