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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Jun. 8, 2010

Temperature performance of a macrobending single-mode fiber-based refractometer

Pengfei Wang, Yuliya Semenova, Qiang Wu, Jie Zheng, and Gerald Farrell  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 10, pp. 1744-1749 (2010)

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We present, theoretically and experimentally, an investigation of temperature dependence of a macrobending single-mode fiber-based refractometer utilizing a ratiometric scheme. The conventional scalar approximation method is utilized for predicting the temperature dependent loss of the proposed fiber refractometer. An all-fiber ratiometric measurement system is built to allow the comparison of modeled and measured results. Calculated and measured results for an SMF28 refractometer are in good agreement and confirm the effect of temperature on refractive index measurements. Both calculated and measured ratio responses monotonically change with temperature, which allows for a temperature correction process.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2010
Published: March 24, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Pengfei Wang, Yuliya Semenova, Qiang Wu, Jie Zheng, and Gerald Farrell, "Temperature performance of a macrobending single-mode fiber-based refractometer," Appl. Opt. 49, 1744-1749 (2010)

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