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15 March 2016 Development of SPR temperature sensor using Au/TiO2 on hetero-core optical fiber
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This paper describes a novel temperature sensor based on a hetero-core structured fiber optic surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor with multi-layer thin film of gold (Au) and titanium dioxide (TiO2). Temperature condition is an essential parameter in chemical plants for avoiding fire accident and controlling qualities of chemical substances. Several fiber optic temperature sensors have been developed for some advantages such as immunity to electromagnetic interference, corrosion resistance and no electrical leakage. The proposed hetero-core fiber optic SPR sensor detects temperature condition by measuring slight refractive index changes of TiO2 which has a large thermo-optic coefficient. We experimentally confirmed that the SPR resonant wavelength in the hetero-core SPR sensor with coating an Au film which slightly depended on temperature changes in the range from 20 °C to 80 °C. In addition, it was experimentally shown that the proposed SPR temperature sensor with multi-layer film of Au and TiO2 had the SPR resonant wavelength shift of 1.6 nm due to temperature change from -10 °C to 50 °C. As a result, a series of experiments successfully demonstrated that the proposed sensor was able to detect temperature directly depending on the thermo-optic effect of TiO2.
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Sho Kitagawa, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Ai Hosoki, Michiko Nishiyama, and Kazuhiro Watanabe "Development of SPR temperature sensor using Au/TiO2 on hetero-core optical fiber", Proc. SPIE 9754, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering III, 97541B (15 March 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2212421
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