Pilot demonstration of refractive index sensing using polymer optical fiber crushed with slotted screwdriver

Yosuke Mizuno, Heeyoung Lee, Shumpei Shimada, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Yosuke Tanaka, Hitoshi Nakamura, Kentaro Nakamura

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Abstract

We demonstrate power-based refractive index (RI) sensing using a polymer optical fiber (POF) crushed with a slotted screwdriver. This structure can be easily fabricated by simply pressing the end of a slotted screwdriver against part of the POF. Neither external heat sources, chemicals, nor ultrasonic transducers, which have been conventionally used, are necessary. The transmitted power has a linear RI dependence in the RI range from ∼1.32 to ∼1.43 (coefficient: 173 dB/RIU (RI unit)). The temperature dependence of the transmitted power is experimentally shown to be negligible, which indicates the potential of this structure as a temperature-independent RI sensor.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20170962
JournalIEICE Electronics Express
Volume14
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Optical fiber sensors
  • Polymer optical fibers
  • Refractive index sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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