26 October 2007 Temperature insensitive refractometer using TE and TM modes in open top ridge waveguides
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Proceedings Volume 6796, Photonics North 2007; 679626 (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.778904
Event: Photonics North 2007, 2007, Ottawa, Canada
Abstract
In our previous work, a highly sensitive waveguide Bragg grating (WBG) sensor for measuring small changes in the refractive index of a surrounding liquid was developed [1]. We proposed a technique for creating a temperature insensitive refractometer that utilizes core and cladding modes in an open-top ridge waveguide architecture in order to discriminate between Bragg wavelength changes in temperature and refractive index [2]. In this work, a technique for creating a temperature insensitive refractometer that utilizes TE and TM modes in an open-top ridge waveguide design is presented. By using the TE mode resonance as a temperature reference, the relative shift of the TM mode can be monitored in order to measure the refractive index of liquids under test. Specifically, the device fabricated here produces a relative resonance shift of 1 pm for every 1×10-4 of measured index change, with a temperature sensitivity less than 0.2 pm/°C.
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Xiaoli Dai, Xiaoli Dai, Stephen J. Mihailov, Stephen J. Mihailov, Robert Bruce Walker, Robert Bruce Walker, Claire L. Callender, Claire L. Callender, Chantal Blanchetiere, Chantal Blanchetiere, } "Temperature insensitive refractometer using TE and TM modes in open top ridge waveguides", Proc. SPIE 6796, Photonics North 2007, 679626 (26 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.778904; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.778904
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