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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 13056–13066

Microstructured-core optical fibre for evanescent sensing applications

Cristiano M. B. Cordeiro, Marcos A. R. Franco, Giancarlo Chesini, Elaine C. S. Barretto, Richard Lwin, C. H. Brito Cruz, and Maryanne C. J. Large  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 13056-13066 (2006)

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The development of microstructured fibres offers the prospect of improved fibre sensing for low refractive index materials such as liquids and gases. A number of approaches are possible. Here we present a new approach to evanescent field sensing, in which both core and cladding are microstructured. The fibre was fabricated and tested, and simulations and experimental results are shown in the visible region to demonstrate the utility of this approach for sensing.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

Cristiano M. B. Cordeiro, Marcos A. R. Franco, Giancarlo Chesini, Elaine C. S. Barretto, Richard Lwin, C. H. Brito Cruz, and Maryanne C. J. Large, "Microstructured-core optical fibre for evanescent sensing applications," Opt. Express 14, 13056-13066 (2006)

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