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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4277–4280

Tunable comb filters and refractive index sensors based on fiber loop mirror with inline high birefringence microfiber

Wa Jin, Chao Wang, Haifeng Xuan, and Wei Jin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 21, pp. 4277-4280 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004277


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Abstract

Highly birefringent (Hi-Bi) microfiber-based fiber loop mirrors (FLMs) were studied for tunable comb filters and refractive index (RI) sensors. The use of two cascaded Hi-Bi microfibers instead of a single microfiber allows more flexibility in controlling the transmission/reflection characteristics of the FLM. The length of Hi-Bi microfibers is of the order of centimeters, one or even more than two orders of magnitude shorter than the conventional Hi-Bi fiber-based FLM devices. The transmission/reflection spectra are sensitive to the RI surrounding the microfibers, and RI sensitivity of 20,745nm/RIU was experimentally demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2013
Published: October 17, 2013

Citation
Wa Jin, Chao Wang, Haifeng Xuan, and Wei Jin, "Tunable comb filters and refractive index sensors based on fiber loop mirror with inline high birefringence microfiber," Opt. Lett. 38, 4277-4280 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-21-4277


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