21 October 2015 Proposal of all-optical sensor based on nonlinear MMI coupler for multi-purpose usage
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In this study, we propose an all-optical sensor based on consideration the nonlinear effects on modal propagation and output intensity based on ultra-compact nonlinear multimode interference (NLMMI) coupler. The sensor can be tuned to highest sensitivity in the wavelength and refractive index ranges sufficient to detect water- soluble chemical, air pollutions, and heart operation. The results indicate high output sensitivity to input wavelength. This sensitivity guides us to propose a wave sensor both transverse and longitudinal waves such as acoustic and light wave, when an external wave interacts with input waveguide. For instance, this sensor can be implemented by long input that inserted in the land, then any wave could detected from earth. The visible changes of intensity at output facet in various surrounding layer refractive index show the high sensitivity to the refractive index of surrounding layer that is foundation of introducing a sensor. Also, the results show the high distinguished changes on modal expansion and output throat distribution in various refractive indices of surrounding layer.
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M. Tajaldini, M. Tajaldini, M. Z. MatJafri, M. Z. MatJafri, } "Proposal of all-optical sensor based on nonlinear MMI coupler for multi-purpose usage", Proc. SPIE 9652, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, and Defence XI; and Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology XII, 965217 (21 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195606; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2195606
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