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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5098–5106

Miniature all-glass robust pressure sensor

E. Cibula, S. Pevec, B. Lenardič, É. Pinet, and D. Ðonlagić  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5098-5106 (2009)

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This paper describes a newly designed all-glass miniature (Ø 125 μm) fiber-optic pressure sensor design that is appropriate for high-volume manufacturing. The fabrication process is based on the chemical etching of specially-designed silica optical fiber, and involves a low number of critical production operations. The presented sensor design can be used with either single-mode or multi-mode lead-in fiber and is compatible with various types of available signal processing techniques. A practical sensor sensitivity exceeding 1000 nm/bar was achieved experimentally, which makes this sensor suitable for low-pressure measurements. The sensor showed high mechanical stability, good quality of optical surfaces, and very high tolerance to pressure overload.

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2009
Published: March 16, 2009

Edvard Cibula, Simon Pevec, Borut Lenardic, Eric Pinet, and Denis Donlagic, "Miniature all-glass robust pressure sensor," Opt. Express 17, 5098-5106 (2009)

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