OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15844–15852

A ray-transfer-matrix model for hybrid fiber Fabry-Perot sensor based on graded-index multimode fiber

Yuan Gong, Tian Zhao, Yun-Jiang Rao, Yu Wu, and Yu Guo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15844-15852 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.015844


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1009 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A theoretical model based on the ray-transfer-matrix method is developed for explaining the principle of a graded-index multimode fiber (GI-MMF) based hybrid fiber Fabry-Perot (GI-FFP) sensor. It is verified by the numerical simulations and experimental results that the high fringe contrast of the reflective spectrum of the sensor is due to the periodic self-focusing effect of the GI-MMF. The influence of the GI-MMF length on the shape of reflective spectrum and corresponding maximum fringe contrast are investigated. Experimental results are in good agreement with the theory. A typical GI-FFP sensor is fabricated and its response to the external refractive index is measured with a maximum sensitivity of ~160 dB/RIU (Refractive Index Unit).

© 2010 OSA

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

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: May 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2010
Published: July 12, 2010

Citation
Yuan Gong, Tian Zhao, Yun-Jiang Rao, Yu Wu, and Yu Guo, "A ray-transfer-matrix model for hybrid fiber Fabry-Perot sensor based on graded-index multimode fiber," Opt. Express 18, 15844-15852 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-15-15844


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. J. Homola, S. S. Yee, and G. Gauglitz, “Surface plasmon resonance sensors: review,” Sens. Actuators B Chem. 54(1-2), 3–15 (1999). [CrossRef]
  2. V. Bhatia and A. M. Vengsarkar, “Optical fiber long-period grating sensors,” Opt. Lett. 21(9), 692–694 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. A. Kapoor and E. K. Sharma, “Long period grating refractive-index sensor: optimal design for single wavelength interrogation,” Appl. Opt. 48(31), G88–G94 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. W. Liang, Y. Huang, Y. Xu, R. K. Lee, and A. Yariv, “Highly sensitive fiber Bragg grating refractive index sensors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(15), 151122 (2005). [CrossRef]
  5. D. K. C. Wu, B. T. Kuhlmey, and B. J. Eggleton, “Ultrasensitive photonic crystal fiber refractive index sensor,” Opt. Lett. 34(3), 322–324 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. Z. Ran, Y. J. Rao, J. Zhang, Z. Liu, and B. Xu, “A miniature fiber-optic refractive-index sensor based on laser-machined Fabry-Perot interferometer tip,” J. Lightwave Technol. 27(23), 5426–5429 (2009). [CrossRef]
  7. H. Y. Choi, G. Mudhana, K. S. Park, U. C. Paek, and B. H. Lee, “Cross-talk free and ultra-compact fiber optic sensor for simultaneous measurement of temperature and refractive index,” Opt. Express 18(1), 141–149 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. T. Wei, Y. Han, Y. Li, H. L. Tsai, and H. Xiao, “Temperature-insensitive miniaturized fiber inline Fabry-Perot interferometer for highly sensitive refractive index measurement,” Opt. Express 16(8), 5764–5769 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. Z. L. Ran, Y. J. Rao, W. J. Liu, X. Liao, and K. S. Chiang, “Laser-micromachined Fabry-Perot optical fiber tip sensor for high-resolution temperature-independent measurement of refractive index,” Opt. Express 16(3), 2252–2263 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. L. Mosquera, D. Sáez-Rodriguez, J. L. Cruz, and M. V. Andrés, “In-fiber Fabry-Perot refractometer assisted by a long-period grating,” Opt. Lett. 35(4), 613–615 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. Y. Lu, W. P. Huang, and S. S. Jian, “Influence of mode loss on the feasibility of grating-assisted optical fiber surface plasmon resonance refractive index sensors,” J. Lightwave Technol. 27(21), 4804–4808 (2009). [CrossRef]
  12. W. L. Emkey and C. A. Jack, “Analysis and evaluation of graded-index fiber-lenses,” J. Lightwave Technol. 5(9), 1156–1164 (1987). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited