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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23320–23330

Sensing characteristics of the rocking filters in microstructured fibers optimized for hydrostatic pressure measurements

A. Anuszkiewicz, G. Statkiewicz-Barabach, T. Borsukowski, J. Olszewski, T. Martynkien, W. Urbanczyk, P. Mergo, M. Makara, K. Poturaj, T. Geernaert, F. Berghmans, and H. Thienpont  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23320-23330 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.023320


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Abstract

We report on the sensing characteristics of rocking filters fabricated in two microstructured fibers with enhanced polarimetric sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure. The filter fabricated in the first fiber shows a very high sensitivity to pressure ranging from 16.2 to 43.4 nm/MPa, depending on the resonance order and features an extremely low cross-sensitivity between pressure and temperature 28 ÷ 89 × 103 K/MPa. The filter fabricated in the second fiber has an extreme sensitivity to pressure ranging from −72.6 to −177 nm/MPa, but a less favorable cross-sensitivity between pressure and temperature of 1.05 ÷ 3.50 × 103 K/MPa. These characteristics allow using the rocking filters for pressure measurements with mbar resolution.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(280.5475) Remote sensing and sensors : Pressure measurement

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: August 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2012
Published: September 26, 2012

Citation
A. Anuszkiewicz, G. Statkiewicz-Barabach, T. Borsukowski, J. Olszewski, T. Martynkien, W. Urbanczyk, P. Mergo, M. Makara, K. Poturaj, T. Geernaert, F. Berghmans, and H. Thienpont, "Sensing characteristics of the rocking filters in microstructured fibers optimized for hydrostatic pressure measurements," Opt. Express 20, 23320-23330 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-21-23320


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