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Embedded pressure sensor based on birefringent photonic crystal fiber

By Y Yang, X Zhang, W Jin, W Duan and M Yang


22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, Beijing, China, 15-19 Oct 2012An embedded pressure sensor was made by sandwiching a polarization maintaining photonic crystal fiber (PM-PCF) between two polymer foils. The excess birefringence induced by transverse pressure applied along the slow-axis of a PM-PCF was numerically simulated with a finite element method. Experiment was carried out with a Sagnac interferometer with the embedded PM-PCF as part of the Sagnac loop. The output interference fringes were found shift linearly with applied transverse pressure with a wavelength to pressure sensitivity of 1.764 nm/MPa, The measurement precision of 0.2%, and a dynamic range of 2.5 MPa were achieved.Department of Electrical EngineeringRefereed conference pape

Topics: Photonic crystal fibers, Sensors, Polymers, Sagnac interferometer, Birefringence, Finite element methods
Publisher: SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1117/12.974805
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