Temperature-calibrated high-precision refractometer using a tilted fiber Bragg grating

Jiang, Biqiang, Zhou, Kaiming, Wang, Changle, Zhao, Yunhe, Zhao, Jianlin and Zhang, Lin (2017). Temperature-calibrated high-precision refractometer using a tilted fiber Bragg grating. Optics Express, 25 (21), pp. 25910-25918.


We present a refractometer with main- and vernier-scale to measure the refractive index (RI) of liquids with high precision by using the fine spectrum structure of a tilted fiber Bragg grating (TFBG). The absolute RI values are determined by the accurate wavelength of cut-off mode resonances. The main- and vernier-scale are calibrated by measuring large groups of fine spectra at different cut-off mode resonances in a small RI range, and the use of vernier-scale certainly reduces the RI measurement uncertainty resulted from the discrete cladding mode resonances. The performance of the TFBG-based vernier refractometer is experimentally verified by exploring the temperature dependence of RI of anhydrous ethanol in a near infrared region, showing an enhanced accuracy to the order of 10−4, high repeatability and temperature self-calibration capability.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.025910
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiber optics components,Fiber Bragg gratings; , Fiber optics sensors,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2017-10-10
Authors: Jiang, Biqiang
Zhou, Kaiming ( 0000-0002-6011-1912)
Wang, Changle
Zhao, Yunhe
Zhao, Jianlin
Zhang, Lin ( 0000-0002-1691-5577)



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