2 June 2014 Photonic crystal fiber based modal interferometer for refractive index sensing
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Proceedings Volume 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; 915785 (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2059445
Event: OFS2014 23rd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 2014, Santander, Spain
Abstract
A core-cladding-mode interferometer (CCMI) is fabricated by splicing a single-mode fiber (SMF) to an endlessly singlemode photonic crystal fiber (ESM-PCF). The optimum collapsed length of ESM-PCF is investigated to ensure a higherorder cladding mode of ESM-PCF to be excited, serving as a sensing beam. At the end of ESM-PCF, a spherical endfacet with big radius is proposed to ensure from where the higher-order cladding mode to be reflected and then it interferes with the core mode serving as a reference beam. Such a device has an enhanced refractive index sensitivity of ~199 nm/RIU, offering potentials in biological and chemical applications.
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Ming Deng, Ming Deng, Xiaokang Sun, Xiaokang Sun, Wei Huang, Wei Huang, Huifeng Wei, Huifeng Wei, Jiang Li, Jiang Li, } "Photonic crystal fiber based modal interferometer for refractive index sensing", Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 915785 (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059445; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2059445
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