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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 8317–8323

Zeolite Thin Film-Coated Long Period Fiber Grating Sensor for Measuring Trace Chemical

Jian Zhang, Xiling Tang, Junhang Dong, Tao Wei, and Hai Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 8317-8323 (2008)

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This paper reports the development of a new zeolite thin filmcoated long period fiber grating (LPFG) sensor for direct measurement of trace organic vapors. The sensor was fabricated by growing pure silica MFItype zeolite thin film on the optical fiber grating by in situ hydrothermal crystallization. The sensor measures chemical vapor concentration by monitoring the molecular adsorption-induced shift of LPFG resonant wavelength (λR ) in near infrared (IR) region. Upon loading analyte molecules, the zeolite’s refractive index changes in the close vicinity of the fiber index where the LPFG has a large response to achieve high sensitivity.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 19, 2008
Published: May 22, 2008

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Jian Zhang, Xiling Tang, Junhang Dong, Tao Wei, and Hai Xiao, "Zeolite thin film-coated long period fiber grating sensor for measuring trace chemical," Opt. Express 16, 8317-8323 (2008)

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