Abstract

A novel liquid-level sensor with a high-birefringence-fiber loop mirror (HBFLM) based on a uniform-strength cantilever beam (UCB) is proposed and demonstrated. Part of the high-birefringence fiber is pasted onto the central surface of the UCB. A hollow suspending pole is utilized to apply force at the end of the beam. The applied force varies with the change of the liquid level, leading to a change of transmission intensity. Thus the variation of liquid level can be determined via the laser wavelength within the quasi-linear transmission range of the HBFLM filter. Its sensitivity, resolution, and linear measurement range reach 0.047/cm, 10  mm, and 140  mm, respectively. The advantages of the sensor include simple structure, high sensitivity, low cost, and good repeatability, etc. The sensing signal can be directly detected by a photodetector and does not require complicated demodulation devices.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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