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1 May 2008 Optical fiber refractometer based on a Fabry-Pérot interferometer
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A fiber optic sensor for liquid refractive index measurement based on a Fabry-Pérot interferometer is described. The interferometer is achieved between the reflection of a short fiber Bragg grating and the Fresnel reflection from the cleaved fiber end. This fiber end is then in contact with the liquid sample to provide refractive index measurements. The sensor is characterized by immersing the fiber tip in distilled water with different concentrations of ethylene glycol. A linear relation of the interferometer fringe visibility with refractive index variation is observed, and a resolution of ~10-3 is obtained. It is also shown that the sensor operation is independent of temperature effects, other than the one related to temperature-induced change of the liquid refractive index.
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Susana F. O. Silva, Orlando Frazão, Paulo Caldas, José Luís Santos, F. M. Araujo, and Luís Alberto Ferreira "Optical fiber refractometer based on a Fabry-Pérot interferometer," Optical Engineering 47(5), 054403 (1 May 2008).
Published: 1 May 2008

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