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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 14054–14063

All-solid photonic band gap fiber based distributed fiber optic pressure sensor

Wen-hui Ding and Yi Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 14054-14063 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.014054


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Abstract

A novel distributed fiber optic pressure sensor based on an all-solid photonic band gap fiber is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The sensor is fabricated by splicing a piece of the photonic crystal fiber (PCF) with a single-mode fiber (SMF), and the free end face of the PCF is filmed with a reflectivity of 99%. The cladding mode is excited at the fiber splice, resulting in the interference between the cladding mode and the core mode. The pressure position can be located by measuring the phase difference of the interferometer, and the pressure can be interrogated by measuring the height of the valley in the white-light optical spectrum. The experimental results show that the pressure and its position along the PCF can be simultaneously interrogated.

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OCIS Codes
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(280.5475) Remote sensing and sensors : Pressure measurement

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: April 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2012
Published: June 11, 2012

Citation
Wen-hui Ding and Yi Jiang, "All-solid photonic band gap fiber based distributed fiber optic pressure sensor," Opt. Express 20, 14054-14063 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-13-14054


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