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|Title:||Simplifying the design of microstructured optical fibre pressure sensors|
|Author:||Osório, Jonas H.|
Serrão, Valdir A.
Franco, Marcos A. R.
Cordeiro, Cristiano M. B.
|Abstract:||In this paper, we propose a way to simplify the design of microstructured optical fibres with high sensitivity to applied pressure. The use of a capillary fibre with an embedded core allows the exploration of the pressure-induced material birefringence due to the capillary wall displacements and the photoelastic effect. An analytical description of pressure-induced material birefringence is provided, and fibre modal characteristics are explored through numerical simulations. Moreover, a capillary fibre with an embedded core is fabricated and used to probe pressure variations. Even though the embedded-core fibre has a non-optimized structure, measurements showed a pressure sensitivity of (1.04 +/- 0.01(nm/bar, which compares well with more complex, specially designed fibre geometries reported in the literature. These results demonstrate that this geometry enables a novel route towards the simplification of microstructured fibre-based pressure sensors.|
|Subject:||Fibra de cristal fotônico|
Photonic crystal fibers
|Editor:||Nature Publishing Group|
|Appears in Collections:||IFGW - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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