Microchanneled chirped fiber Bragg grating formed by femto-second laser aided chemical etching for refractive index and temperature measurements

Fu, Hongyan, Zhou, Kaiming, Saffari, Pouneh, Mou, Chengbo, Zhang, Lin, He, Sailing and Bennion, Ian (2008). Microchanneled chirped fiber Bragg grating formed by femto-second laser aided chemical etching for refractive index and temperature measurements. IEEE photonics technology letters, 20 (19), pp. 1609-1611.

Abstract

In this work, a microchanneled chirped fiber Bragg grating (MCFBG) is proposed and fabricated through the femtosecond laser-assisted chemical etching. The microchannel (~550 µm) gives access to the external index liquid, thus inducing refractive index (RI) sensitivity to the structure. In the experiment, the transmission bands induced by the reduced effective index in the microchannel region were used to sense the surrounding RI and temperature changes. The experimental results show good agreement with the theoretical analysis. The proposed MCFBG offers enhanced RI sensitivity without degrading the robustness of the device showing good application potential as bio-chemical sensors.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Aston University (General)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: femtosecond laser, fiber Bragg gratings, refractive index sensor, microchannel, fiber sensors
Published Date: 2008-10-01
Authors: Fu, Hongyan
Zhou, Kaiming
Saffari, Pouneh
Mou, Chengbo
Zhang, Lin
He, Sailing
Bennion, Ian

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