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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5764–5769

Temperature-insensitive miniaturized fiber inline Fabry-Perot interferometer for highly sensitive refractive index measurement

Tao Wei, Yukun Han, Yanjun Li, Hai-Lung Tsai, and Hai Xiao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5764-5769 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.005764


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Abstract

We report a miniaturized fiber inline Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI), with an open micro-notch cavity fabricated by one-step fs laser micromachining, for highly sensitive refractive index measurement. The device was tested for measurement of the refractive indices of various liquids including isopropanol, acetone and methanol at room temperature, as well as the temperature-dependent refractive index of deionized water from 3 to 90°C. The sensitivity for measurement of refractive index change of water was 1163 nm/RIU at the wavelength of 1550 nm. The temperature cross-sensitivity of the device was about 1.1×10-6 RIU/°C. The small size, all-fiber structure, small temperature dependence, linear response and high sensitivity, make the device attractive for chemical and biological sensing.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: March 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2008
Published: April 10, 2008

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Citation
Tao Wei, Yukun Han, Yanjun Li, Hai-Lung Tsai, and Hai Xiao, "Temperature-insensitive miniaturized fiber inline Fabry-Perot interferometer for highly sensitive refractive index measurement," Opt. Express 16, 5764-5769 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-8-5764


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