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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 11088–11097

Detection of acoustic pressure with hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber

Meng Pang and Wei Jin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 11088-11097 (2009)

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We report the results of our preliminary investigation on the use of hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber (HC-PBF) for hydrophone application. The response of the commercial HC-1550-02 fiber to acoustic pressure, in terms of normalized responsivity (NR), is measured to be - 334.4dB re 1µPa-1. This agrees well with the theoretically predicated value of -331.6dB re 1µPa-1 and is about 15dB higher than that of the conventional fiber (HNSM-155). With straightforward fiber structure modifications (thinner outer silica cladding and higher air-filling ratio of inner microstructured cladding), the NR could be further enhanced to - 310dB re 1µPa-1

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(120.5475) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Pressure measurement

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2009
Published: June 18, 2009

Mang Pang and Wei Jin, "Detection of acoustic pressure with hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Express 17, 11088-11097 (2009)

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