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Article

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Electrical and electronic engineering

Publication Details

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, 12, 2011, pp.2233-2235.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002233

Abstract

We propose and experimentally demonstrate an enhanced evanescent field fiber refractometer based on a tapered multimode fiber sandwiched between two single-mode fibers. Experiments show that this fiber sensor offers ultrahigh sensitivity [better than 1900 nm/RIU at a refractive index (RI) of 1.44] for RI measurements within the range of 1.33–1.44 , in agreement with the theoretical predictions. This is the highest value reported to date (to our knowledge) in the literature.

DOI

10.1364/OL.36.002233

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