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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13380–13385

High-sensitivity temperature sensor using the ultrahigh order mode-enhanced Goos-Hänchen effect

Xianping Wang, Cheng Yin, Jingjing Sun, Honggen Li, Yang Wang, Maowu Ran, and Zhuangqi Cao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13380-13385 (2013)

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A high-sensitivity temperature sensor based on the enhanced Goos-Hänchen effect in a symmetrical metal-cladding waveguide is theoretically proposed and experimentally demonstrated. Owing to the high sensitivity of the ultrahigh-order modes, any minute variation of the refractive index and thickness in the guiding layer induced by the thermo-optic and thermal expansion effects will easily give rise to a dramatic change in the position of the reflected light. In our experiment, a series of Goos-Hänchen shifts are measured at temperatures varying from 50.0 °C to 51.2 °C with a step of 0.2 °C. The sensor exhibits a good linearity and a high resolution of approximately 5 × 10-3 oC. Moreover, there is no need to employ any complicated optical equipment and servo techniques, since our transduction scheme is irrelevant to the light source fluctuation.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

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Original Manuscript: March 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2013
Published: May 24, 2013

Xianping Wang, Cheng Yin, Jingjing Sun, Honggen Li, Yang Wang, Maowu Ran, and Zhuangqi Cao, "High-sensitivity temperature sensor using the ultrahigh order mode-enhanced Goos-Hänchen effect," Opt. Express 21, 13380-13385 (2013)

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