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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 5753–5759

Packaged silica microsphere-taper coupling system for robust thermal sensing application

Ying-Zhan Yan, Chang-Ling Zou, Shu-Bin Yan, Fang-Wen Sun, Zhe Ji, Jun Liu, Yu-Guang Zhang, Li Wang, Chen-Yang Xue, Wen-Dong Zhang, Zheng-Fu Han, and Ji-Jun Xiong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 5753-5759 (2011)

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We propose and realize a novel packaged microsphere-taper coupling structure (PMTCS) with a high quality factor (Q) up to 5 × 106 by using the low refractive index (RI) ultraviolet (UV) glue as the coating material. The optical loss of the PMTCS is analyzed experimentally and theoretically, which indicate that the Q is limited by the glue absorption and the radiation loss. Moreover, to verify the practicability of the PMTCS, thermal sensing experiments are carried out, showing the excellent convenience and anti-jamming ability of the PMTCS with a high temperature resolution of 1.1 × 10−3°C. The experiments also demonstrate that the PMTCS holds predominant advantages, such as the robustness, mobility, isolation, and the PMTCS can maintain the high Q for a long time. The above advantages make the PMTCS strikingly attractive and potential in the fiber-integrated sensors and laser.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

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Original Manuscript: December 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2011
Published: March 14, 2011

Ying-Zhan Yan, Chang-Ling Zou, Shu-Bin Yan, Fang-Wen Sun, Zhe Ji, Jun Liu, Yu-Guang Zhang, Li Wang, Chen-Yang Xue, Wen-Dong Zhang, Zheng-Fu Han, and Ji-Jun Xiong, "Packaged silica microsphere-taper coupling system for robust thermal sensing application," Opt. Express 19, 5753-5759 (2011)

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