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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 15514–15521

Enhancement of acoustic sensitivity of hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers

Fan Yang, Wei Jin, Hoi Lut Ho, Fuyin Wang, Wen Liu, Lina Ma, and Yongming Hu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 15514-15521 (2013)

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Abstract: The acoustic pressure sensitivities of hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers (HC-PBFs) with different thicknesses of silica outer-cladding and polymer jacket were experimentally investigated. Experiment with a HC-PBF with 7 μm-thick silica outer cladding and 100 μm-thick Parylene C jacket demonstrated a pressure sensitivity 10 dB higher than the commercial HC-1550-02 fiber and 25 dB higher than a standard single mode fiber. The significant enhancement in sensitivity would simplify the design of fiber hydrophone arrays and increase the number of sensors that could be multiplexed in a single fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(120.5475) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Pressure measurement

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Original Manuscript: March 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 2, 2013
Published: June 21, 2013

Fan Yang, Wei Jin, Hoi Lut Ho, Fuyin Wang, Wen Liu, Lina Ma, and Yongming Hu, "Enhancement of acoustic sensitivity of hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers," Opt. Express 21, 15514-15521 (2013)

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