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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 856–858

Microstructured optical fiber refractive index sensor

Graham E. Town, Wu Yuan, Ravi McCosker, and Ole Bang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 6, pp. 856-858 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000856


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Abstract

We describe a dual-core microstructured optical fiber designed for refractive index sensing of fluids. We show that by using the exponential dependence of intercore coupling on analyte refractive index, both large range and high sensitivity can be achieved in the one device. We also show that selective filling of the microstructure with analyte can increase the device sensitivity by approximately 1 order of magnitude.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2010
Published: March 15, 2010

Citation
Graham E. Town, Wu Yuan, Ravi McCosker, and Ole Bang, "Microstructured optical fiber refractive index sensor," Opt. Lett. 35, 856-858 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-6-856


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