IEICE Electronics Express
Online ISSN : 1349-2543
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Pilot demonstration of refractive index sensing using polymer optical fiber crushed with slotted screwdriver
Yosuke MizunoHeeyoung LeeShumpei ShimadaYukihiro MatsumotoYosuke TanakaHitoshi NakamuraKentaro Nakamura
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2017 Volume 14 Issue 21 Pages 20170962

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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.

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