29 November 2011 Cladding-mode obtained by core-offset structure and applied in fiber Bragg grating sensor
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Proceedings Volume 8307, Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VIII; 83070X (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.905319
Event: SPIE/OSA/IEEE Asia Communications and Photonics, 2011, Shanghai, China
Abstract
Comparing to core-modes of optical fibers, some cladding-modes are more sensitive to the surroundings which are very valuable to sensing application; recently, a novel type of FBG sensor with core-offset structure attracts more and more interests. Normally, the forward core-mode is not only reflected and coupled to the backward core mode by the Fiber Bragg Grating in the step-type photosensitive single mode fiber, but also coupled to the backward cladding-modes and the radiation modes, eventually they will leak or be absorbed by the high refraction index coating layer. These backward cladding-modes can also be used for sensing analysis. In this paper, we propose and develop a core-offset structure to obtain the backward core-mode and backward cladding-modes by using the wavelength shift of the backward core-mode and the power of the backward cladding-modes in Fiber Bragg Grating sensor, and the power of the backward cladding-modes are independent from temperature variation. We develop a mode coupling sensor model between the forward core-mode and the backward cladding-modes, and demonstrate two coupling methods in the core-offset structure experimentally. The sensor is fabricated and demonstrated for refractive index monitoring. Some specific works are under investigation now, more analysis and fabrication will be done to improve this cladding-mode based sensor design for applicable sensing technology.
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Xinpu Zhang, Xinpu Zhang, Wei Peng, Wei Peng, Yun Liu, Yun Liu, Hong Li, Hong Li, Zhenguo Jing, Zhenguo Jing, Qi Yu, Qi Yu, Xinlei Zhou, Xinlei Zhou, Wenjuan Yao, Wenjuan Yao, Yanjie Wang, Yanjie Wang, Yuzhang Liang, Yuzhang Liang, } "Cladding-mode obtained by core-offset structure and applied in fiber Bragg grating sensor", Proc. SPIE 8307, Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VIII, 83070X (29 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.905319; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.905319
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