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Opt Express. 2009 Sep 28;17(20):18142-7. doi: 10.1364/OE.17.018142.

Miniature fiber-optic temperature sensors based on silica/polymer microfiber knot resonators.

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Key Lab of Broadband Optical Fiber Transmission & Communication Networks Technology (Education Ministry of China), University of Electronic Science & Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan 610054, China.


In this paper, we report two fiber-optic temperature sensors based on silica/polymer microfiber knot resonators (SMKR/PMKR). The structures of these sensors are composed of three layers, MgF(2) crystal plate is adopted as the substrate, and the sensing knots are covered by a thin MgF(2) slab to keep it steady and immunity to the environment fluctuations. Experimental results show that the temperature sensitivity of SMKR is approximately 52 pm/ degrees C within 30 degrees C approximately 700 degrees C, while the sensitivity of PMKR is approximately 266 pm/ degrees C within 20 degrees C approximately 80 degrees C. The temporal response of SMKR and PMKR sensors are less than 1 ms and 5 ms, respectively. These microfiber knot resonators can be used as miniature high temperature sensors with fast response. Higher resolution can be anticipated with further improvement of the Q factor of the microfiber knot resonators.

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