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Refractive index sensing measurement based on periodically tapered small core singlemode fibre

Refractive index sensing measurement based on periodically tapered small core singlemode fibre
Refractive index sensing measurement based on periodically tapered small core singlemode fibre
An all-fibre refractive index sensor with a simple periodical tapers configuration is proposed and investigated experimentally. The proposed fibre refractive index sensor consists of a small core singlemode fibre with tapers periodically fabricated along the fibre using a focused CO2 laser beam, and sandwiched between two standard singlemode fibres. Such a structure can be used for sensing of refractive index by measuring the dip wavelength shift of the multimode interference within the small core fibre cladding. A minimum sensitivity of 125 nm/RIU is measured for a refractive index of 1.33 and a maximum sensitivity of 383 nm/RIU for a refractive index of 1.38. The proposed refractive index sensor benefits from simplicity and low-cost and achieves a competitive sensitivity compared with other fibre-optic sensors.
Wang, Pengfei
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Wang, Pengfei, Brambilla, G., Ding, M., Bo, L., Semenova, Y., Wu, Q. and Farrell, G. (2012) Refractive index sensing measurement based on periodically tapered small core singlemode fibre. Optical Fiber Sensors Conference (OFS-22), , Beijing, China. 15 - 19 Oct 2012.

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Abstract

An all-fibre refractive index sensor with a simple periodical tapers configuration is proposed and investigated experimentally. The proposed fibre refractive index sensor consists of a small core singlemode fibre with tapers periodically fabricated along the fibre using a focused CO2 laser beam, and sandwiched between two standard singlemode fibres. Such a structure can be used for sensing of refractive index by measuring the dip wavelength shift of the multimode interference within the small core fibre cladding. A minimum sensitivity of 125 nm/RIU is measured for a refractive index of 1.33 and a maximum sensitivity of 383 nm/RIU for a refractive index of 1.38. The proposed refractive index sensor benefits from simplicity and low-cost and achieves a competitive sensitivity compared with other fibre-optic sensors.

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e-pub ahead of print date: October 2012
Venue - Dates: Optical Fiber Sensors Conference (OFS-22), , Beijing, China, 2012-10-15 - 2012-10-19
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 368413
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/368413
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ORCID for G. Brambilla: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5730-0499

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Author: Pengfei Wang
Author: G. Brambilla ORCID iD
Author: M. Ding
Author: L. Bo
Author: Y. Semenova
Author: Q. Wu
Author: G. Farrell

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