Abstract

A fiber-optic temperature sensor by using a multi-cladding special fiber is presented. It works on the basis of leaky mode resonance from fiber core to outer cladding. With the thin-thickness inner cladding, the cladding mode is strongly excited and the resonant spectrum is very sensitive to the refractive index variation of coating material. By coating the special fiber with temperature-sensitive silicone, the temperature response was investigated experimentally from -20°C to 80°C. The results show high temperature sensitivity (240pm/°C at 20°C) and good repeatability.

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1983

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[CrossRef]

1982

L. G. Cohen, D. Marcuse and W. L. Mammel, "Radiating leaky-mode losses in single-mode lightguides with depressed-index claddings," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1467-1472(1982).
[CrossRef]

1979

R. V. Schmidt and R. C. Alferness, "Directional coupler switches, modulators and filters using alternating ?β techniques," IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. CAS-26, 1099-1108(1979).
[CrossRef]

Adriana, C.

Alferness, R. C.

R. V. Schmidt and R. C. Alferness, "Directional coupler switches, modulators and filters using alternating ?β techniques," IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. CAS-26, 1099-1108(1979).
[CrossRef]

Bao, H.

H. Bao, T. Wang, and Y. Shen, "High sensitive coupling evanescent wave temperature sensor," Proc. SPIE 5634, 558-562 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Campopiano, S.

Chandani, S. M.

S. M. Chandani, and N. A. F. Jaeger, "Fiber-optic temperature sensor using evanescent fields in D fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2706-2708 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chen, X.

Z. Huang, Y. Zhu, X. Chen, and A. Wang, "Intrinsic Fabry-Perot fiber sensor for temperature and strain measurements," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1879-1881(2006).

Cheng, L.

L. Cheng, A. J. Steckl, and J. Scofield, "SiC thin-film Fabry-Perot interferometer for fiber-optic temperature sensor," IEEE Trans. Electron Devices 50, 2159-2164 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chung, Y.

Cohen, L. G.

L. G. Cohen, D. Marcuse and W. L. Mammel, "Radiating leaky-mode losses in single-mode lightguides with depressed-index claddings," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1467-1472(1982).
[CrossRef]

Contessa, L.

Culshaw, B.

B. Culshaw, "Fiber-optic sensors: applications and advances," Opt. Photonics News 16, 24-29(2005).
[CrossRef]

Cusano, A.

Cutolo, A.

Demokan, M. S.

J. Ju, Z. Wang, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, "Temperature sensitivity of a two-mode photonic crystal fiber interferometric sensor," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2168-2170(2006).
[CrossRef]

Deng, H. -y.

Dong, X.

Frangois, P. L.

P. L. Frangois and C. Vassallo, "Finite cladding effects in W fibers: a new interpretation of leaky modes," Appl. Opt. 221, 3109-3120(1983).
[CrossRef]

Giordano, M.

Han, W. -T.

Han, Y. -G.

Huang, Z.

Z. Huang, Y. Zhu, X. Chen, and A. Wang, "Intrinsic Fabry-Perot fiber sensor for temperature and strain measurements," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1879-1881(2006).

Iadicicco, A.

Jaeger, N. A. F.

S. M. Chandani, and N. A. F. Jaeger, "Fiber-optic temperature sensor using evanescent fields in D fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2706-2708 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jin, W.

J. Ju, Z. Wang, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, "Temperature sensitivity of a two-mode photonic crystal fiber interferometric sensor," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2168-2170(2006).
[CrossRef]

Ju, J.

J. Ju, Z. Wang, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, "Temperature sensitivity of a two-mode photonic crystal fiber interferometric sensor," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2168-2170(2006).
[CrossRef]

Kang, J.

Kim, B. H.

Kim, C. -S.

Lee, J. H.

Lee, S.

Lee, S. B.

Li, E.

E. Li, X. Wang, and C. Zhang, "Fiber-optic temperature sensor based on interference of selective higher-order modes," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091119-1-3 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Liao, X.

Lin, A.

Mammel, W. L.

L. G. Cohen, D. Marcuse and W. L. Mammel, "Radiating leaky-mode losses in single-mode lightguides with depressed-index claddings," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1467-1472(1982).
[CrossRef]

Marcuse, D.

L. G. Cohen, D. Marcuse and W. L. Mammel, "Radiating leaky-mode losses in single-mode lightguides with depressed-index claddings," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1467-1472(1982).
[CrossRef]

Moon, D. S.

Nunes, F. D.

Paek, U. -C.

Pilla, P.

Ran, Z. -l.

Rao, Y. -J.

Schmidt, R. V.

R. V. Schmidt and R. C. Alferness, "Directional coupler switches, modulators and filters using alternating ?β techniques," IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. CAS-26, 1099-1108(1979).
[CrossRef]

Scofield, J.

L. Cheng, A. J. Steckl, and J. Scofield, "SiC thin-film Fabry-Perot interferometer for fiber-optic temperature sensor," IEEE Trans. Electron Devices 50, 2159-2164 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Shen, Y.

H. Bao, T. Wang, and Y. Shen, "High sensitive coupling evanescent wave temperature sensor," Proc. SPIE 5634, 558-562 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Steckl, A. J.

L. Cheng, A. J. Steckl, and J. Scofield, "SiC thin-film Fabry-Perot interferometer for fiber-optic temperature sensor," IEEE Trans. Electron Devices 50, 2159-2164 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Sun, G.

Vassallo, C.

P. L. Frangois and C. Vassallo, "Finite cladding effects in W fibers: a new interpretation of leaky modes," Appl. Opt. 221, 3109-3120(1983).
[CrossRef]

Wang, A.

Z. Huang, Y. Zhu, X. Chen, and A. Wang, "Intrinsic Fabry-Perot fiber sensor for temperature and strain measurements," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1879-1881(2006).

Wang, T.

H. Bao, T. Wang, and Y. Shen, "High sensitive coupling evanescent wave temperature sensor," Proc. SPIE 5634, 558-562 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wang, X.

E. Li, X. Wang, and C. Zhang, "Fiber-optic temperature sensor based on interference of selective higher-order modes," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091119-1-3 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

J. Ju, Z. Wang, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, "Temperature sensitivity of a two-mode photonic crystal fiber interferometric sensor," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2168-2170(2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, C.

E. Li, X. Wang, and C. Zhang, "Fiber-optic temperature sensor based on interference of selective higher-order modes," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091119-1-3 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, Y.

Z. Huang, Y. Zhu, X. Chen, and A. Wang, "Intrinsic Fabry-Perot fiber sensor for temperature and strain measurements," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1879-1881(2006).

Appl. Opt.

F. D. Nunes, C. Adriana, d. S. Melo, H. Filomeno, and D. S. Filho, "Theoretical study of coaxial fibers," Appl. Opt. 35, 388-399 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. L. Frangois and C. Vassallo, "Finite cladding effects in W fibers: a new interpretation of leaky modes," Appl. Opt. 221, 3109-3120(1983).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

E. Li, X. Wang, and C. Zhang, "Fiber-optic temperature sensor based on interference of selective higher-order modes," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 091119-1-3 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

L. G. Cohen, D. Marcuse and W. L. Mammel, "Radiating leaky-mode losses in single-mode lightguides with depressed-index claddings," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1467-1472(1982).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

S. M. Chandani, and N. A. F. Jaeger, "Fiber-optic temperature sensor using evanescent fields in D fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2706-2708 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Ju, Z. Wang, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, "Temperature sensitivity of a two-mode photonic crystal fiber interferometric sensor," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2168-2170(2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Huang, Y. Zhu, X. Chen, and A. Wang, "Intrinsic Fabry-Perot fiber sensor for temperature and strain measurements," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1879-1881(2006).

IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst.

R. V. Schmidt and R. C. Alferness, "Directional coupler switches, modulators and filters using alternating ?β techniques," IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. CAS-26, 1099-1108(1979).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Electron Devices

L. Cheng, A. J. Steckl, and J. Scofield, "SiC thin-film Fabry-Perot interferometer for fiber-optic temperature sensor," IEEE Trans. Electron Devices 50, 2159-2164 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Photonics News

B. Culshaw, "Fiber-optic sensors: applications and advances," Opt. Photonics News 16, 24-29(2005).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE

H. Bao, T. Wang, and Y. Shen, "High sensitive coupling evanescent wave temperature sensor," Proc. SPIE 5634, 558-562 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Other

D. Marcuse, Light Transmission Optics, (Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1972), Chap. 10.

A.  Koike and N.  Sugimoto, "Temperature dependences of optical path length in fluorine-doped silica glass and bismuthate glass," Proc. SPIE 6116, 61160Y1-61160Y8 (2006).

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Figures (10)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Refractive index distribution of the special fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a). Dispersion curves of the rod waveguide fundamental mode, the cladding modes, (b) normalized field distribution of supermodes, and the dispersion curves of supermodes HE15 and HE16 shown in the insert drawing

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Calculated resonant spectrum of the special fiber.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The relationship between the resonant wavelength and the refractive index of the coating.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Shift of the phase-matching wavelength with different n4.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Refractive index profile tested by optical fiber analyzer (EXFO NR9200).

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Experimental setup for temperature sensing.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Spectra measured by OSA with temperature increasing.

Fig. 9.
Fig. 9.

Measurement performance of the cladding-mode resonant temperature sensor.

Fig. 10.
Fig. 10.

Transmission variation of the sensor head at resonant wavelength

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β core = β clad ,
P r = 1 sin 2 [ κ L 1 + ( Δ β 2 κ ) 2 ] 1 + ( Δ β 2 κ ) 2 ,

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