7 November 2012 Temperature independent refractive index measurement using white light interferometry
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Proceedings Volume 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors; 84216O (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975650
Event: OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensor, 2012, Beijing, China
Abstract
In this work a fiber optic interferometric system for differential refractive index measurement is described. The system is based on a white light Mach-Zehnder configuration, with serrodyne phase modulation, to interrogate two similar nonadiabatic tapered optical fiber sensors in a differential scheme. In this situation it is possible to measure the refractive index independent of temperature. Signal processing with low cost digital instrumentation developed in Labview environment allows a detectable change in refractive index of Δn≈2x10-6, which is, from the best of our knowledge the highest resolution achieved using a fiber taper device. The results demonstrate the potential of the proposed scheme to operate as chemical and biological sensing platform.
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C. Gouveia, C. Gouveia, M. Zibaii, M. Zibaii, H. Latifi, H. Latifi, M. J. Marques, M. J. Marques, J. M. Baptista, J. M. Baptista, P. A. S. Jorge, P. A. S. Jorge, } "Temperature independent refractive index measurement using white light interferometry", Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 84216O (7 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.975650; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975650
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