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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1731–1733

Highly sensitive miniature photonic crystal fiber refractive index sensor based on mode field excitation

Wei Chang Wong, Chi Chiu Chan, Li Han Chen, Zhi Qiang Tou, and Kam Chew Leong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1731-1733 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001731


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Abstract

A highly sensitive miniature photonic crystal fiber refractive index sensor based on field mode excitation is presented. The sensor is fabricated by melting one end of a photonic crystal fiber into a rounded tip and splicing and collapsing the other end with a single-mode fiber. The rounded tip is able to induce cladding mode excitation, which resulted in an additional phase delay. Linear response of 262.28 nm/refractive index unit in the refractive index range of 1.337 to 1.395 is obtained for the physical length of a 953 μm sensor. The sensor is also shown to be insensitive to environmental temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2011
Published: April 29, 2011

Citation
Wei Chang Wong, Chi Chiu Chan, Li Han Chen, Zhi Qiang Tou, and Kam Chew Leong, "Highly sensitive miniature photonic crystal fiber refractive index sensor based on mode field excitation," Opt. Lett. 36, 1731-1733 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-9-1731

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