2 June 2014 In-line photonic crystal fiber optofluidic refractometer
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Proceedings Volume 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; 91578H (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2059598
Event: OFS2014 23rd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 2014, Santander, Spain
Abstract
We report the fabrication and characterization of an in-line photonic crystal fiber optofluidic refractometer assisted by a C-shaped fiber. The C-shaped fiber spliced between the PCF and the SMF enables simultaneous in-line optical signal delivery and analyte fluid feeding. Using an arc discharge technique, we achieve selective exploitation of only the central two voids of the PCF for microfluidic sensing. Based on a Sagnac interferometer, a highly sensitive refractometer with sensitivity of 8699 nm/RIU and detection limit of 10–6 for RI around 1.333 was achieved experimentally, which agrees well with the theoretical value of 8675 nm/RIU.
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Chuang Wu, Chuang Wu, Ming-Leung Vincent Tse, Ming-Leung Vincent Tse, Zhengyong Liu, Zhengyong Liu, A. Ping Zhang, A. Ping Zhang, Bai-Ou Guan, Bai-Ou Guan, Hwa-Yaw Tam, Hwa-Yaw Tam, } "In-line photonic crystal fiber optofluidic refractometer", Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 91578H (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059598; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2059598
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