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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Multimode interference tapered fiber refractive index sensors|
|Abstract:||Real-time monitoring of the fabrication process of tapering down a multimode-interference-based fiber structure is presented. The device is composed of a pure silica multimode fiber ( MMF) with an initial 125 mu m diameter spliced between two single-mode fibers. The process allows a thin MMF with adjustable parameters to obtain a high signal transmittance, arising from constructive interference among the guided modes at the output end of the MMF. Tapered structures with waist diameters as low as 55 mu m were easily fabricated without the limitation of fragile splices or difficulty in controlling lateral fiber alignments. The sensing device is shown to be sensitive to the external environment, and a maximum sensitivity of 2946 nm/refractive index unit in the refractive index range of 1.42-1.43 was attained. (c) 2012 Optical Society of America|
|Editor:||Optical Soc Amer|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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