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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3625–3627

Guided-mode refraction model for optical fiber sensing of surface crystal growth

David W. Lamb, Martijn Boerkamp, and Peter G. Lye  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 21, pp. 3625-3627 (2010)

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An empirical “guided-mode refraction model” has been invoked to explain the optical attenuation of radiation in an exposed core optical fiber sensor subject to heterogeneous (surface) crystal growth. Based on Fresnel reflectance values at the internal fiber–crystal and crystal–solution interfaces, the model predictions agree with experimental observations of radial loss of radiation from the fiber core through the crystals as well as attenuation of guided radiation as a function of the radiation launch angle into the fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2010
Published: October 25, 2010

David W. Lamb, Martijn Boerkamp, and Peter G. Lye, "Guided-mode refraction model for optical fiber sensing of surface crystal growth," Opt. Lett. 35, 3625-3627 (2010)

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