dc.contributor.authorNi, Kai
dc.contributor.authorChan, Chi Chiu
dc.contributor.authorDong, Xinyong
dc.contributor.authorPoh, Chueh Loo
dc.contributor.authorLi, Tao
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-15T07:35:50Z
dc.date.available2013-11-15T07:35:50Z
dc.date.copyright2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationNi, K., Chan, C. C., Dong, X., Poh, C. L., & Li, T. (2013). Temperature-independent refractometer based on a tapered photonic crystal fiber interferometer. Optics communications, 291, 238-241.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0030-4018en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10220/17729
dc.description.abstractA temperature-independent refractometer by using a tapered photonic crystal fiber (PCF) based Mach–Zehnder interferometer (MZI) is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. It is fabricated by sandwiching a tapered PCF of 29 mm long between two standard single mode fibers (SMFs) with the fully collapsed air holes of the PCF in the fusion splicing region. It has been found that tapering the PCF greatly enhances the sensitivity of the refractometer. A maximum sensitivity of 1529 nm/RIU (refractive index unit) is achieved within the range from 1.3355 to 1.413. The refractometer is nearly temperature-insensitive due to the ultra low temperature dependence of the used.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOptics communicationsen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Chemical engineering
dc.titleTemperature-independent refractometer based on a tapered photonic crystal fiber interferometeren_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Chemical and Biomedical Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2012.11.037


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