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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2493–2495

High-sensitivity fiber-tip pressure sensor with graphene diaphragm

Jun Ma, Wei Jin, Hoi Lut Ho, and Ji Yan Dai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2493-2495 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002493


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Abstract

A miniature fiber-tip pressure sensor was built by using an extremely thin graphene film as the diaphragm. The graphene also acts as a light reflector, which, in conjunction with the reflection at the fiber end–air interface, forms a low finesse Fabry–Perot interferometer. The graphene based sensor demonstrated pressure sensitivity over 39.4  nm/kPa with a diaphragm diameter of 25 μm. The use of graphene as diaphragm material would allow highly sensitive and compact fiber-tip sensors.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2012
Published: June 20, 2012

Citation
Jun Ma, Wei Jin, Hoi Lut Ho, and Ji Yan Dai, "High-sensitivity fiber-tip pressure sensor with graphene diaphragm," Opt. Lett. 37, 2493-2495 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-13-2493


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