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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 17, 2008

Refractive index sensor based on an abrupt taper Michelson interferometer in a single-mode fiber

Zhaobing Tian, Scott S-H. Yam, and Hans-Peter Loock  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 10, pp. 1105-1107 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001105


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Abstract

A simple refractive index sensor based on a Michelson interferometer in a single-mode fiber is constructed and demonstrated. The sensor consists of a single symmetrically abrupt taper region in a short piece of single-mode fiber that is terminated by 500 nm thick gold coating. The sensitivity of the new sensor is similar to that of a long-period-grating-type sensor, and its ease of fabrication offers a low-cost alternative to current sensing applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2008
Published: May 13, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Zhaobing Tian, Scott S-H. Yam, and Hans-Peter Loock, "Refractive index sensor based on an abrupt taper Michelson interferometer in a single-mode fiber," Opt. Lett. 33, 1105-1107 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-10-1105

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