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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6141–6148

Side-polished fiber Bragg grating hydrogen sensor with WO3-Pd composite film as sensing materials

Jixiang Dai, Minghong Yang, Yun Chen, Kun Cao, Hansheng Liao, and Pengcheng Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6141-6148 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.006141


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Abstract

WO3-Pd composite films were deposited on the side-face of side-polished fiber Bragg grating as sensing elements by magnetron sputtering process. XRD result indicates that the WO3-Pd composite films are mainly amorphous. Compared to standard FBG coated with same hydrogen sensitive film, side-polished FBG significantly increase the sensor’s sensitivity. When hydrogen concentrations are 4% and 8% in volume percentage, maximum wavelength shifts of side-polished FBG are 25 and 55 pm respectively. The experimental results show the sensor’s hydrogen response is reversible, and side-polished FBG hydrogen sensor has great potential in hydrogen’s measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(310.6870) Thin films : Thin films, other properties

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: January 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2011
Published: March 17, 2011

Citation
Jixiang Dai, Minghong Yang, Yun Chen, Kun Cao, Hansheng Liao, and Pengcheng Zhang, "Side-polished fiber Bragg grating hydrogen sensor with WO3-Pd composite film as sensing materials," Opt. Express 19, 6141-6148 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-7-6141


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