Cost effective refractive index sensor based on optical fiber micro cavities produced by the catastrophic fuse effect

M. Fátima Domingues, Paulo Antunes, Nélia Alberto, Rita Frias, Rute A.S. Ferreira, Paulo André

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Abstract

We propose a refractive index optical fiber sensor based on the micro cavities generated through the fiber catastrophic fuse effect. This sensor was tested in the measurement of solutions with refractive indices ranging from 1.3320 to 1.4280. The linear dependence of the reflection spectra modulation period as function of the surrounding environment refractive index leads to a resolution of 3 × 10-4 RIU. The proposed sensor is an innovative solution based on optical fiber damaged by the fuse effect, resulting in a cost effective solution.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)265-268
Number of pages4
JournalMeasurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
Volume77
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Fuse effect
  • Micro cavities
  • Optical fiber
  • Refractive index sensors

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