Abstract

A novel sensor that uses tapered single-mode fibers is discussed. The tapered single-mode fiber is bent in a simple fixture to increase its sensitivity. Pressure sensors have been fabricated utilizing the bend-sensitive property of the biconically tapered single-mode fibers.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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1990 (1)

L. Bobb, P. M. Shankar, H. Krumboltz, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 1084 (1990).
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1986 (3)

Bobb, L.

L. Bobb, P. M. Shankar, H. Krumboltz, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 1084 (1990).
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Boucouvalar, A. C.

Bures, J.

de Fornel, F.

F. de Fornel, C. M. Ragdale, R. J. Mears, Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng. 131, 221 (1986).

Georgiou, G.

Krumboltz, H.

L. Bobb, P. M. Shankar, H. Krumboltz, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 1084 (1990).
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Lapierre, J.

Mears, R. J.

F. de Fornel, C. M. Ragdale, R. J. Mears, Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng. 131, 221 (1986).

Ragdale, C. M.

F. de Fornel, C. M. Ragdale, R. J. Mears, Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng. 131, 221 (1986).

Shankar, P. M.

L. Bobb, P. M. Shankar, H. Krumboltz, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 1084 (1990).
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Vielleux, C.

IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

L. Bobb, P. M. Shankar, H. Krumboltz, IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 1084 (1990).
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Opt. Lett. (2)

Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng. (1)

F. de Fornel, C. M. Ragdale, R. J. Mears, Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng. 131, 221 (1986).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the bending apparatus.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical transmission (throughput) plotted as a function of the bending angle (source wavelength of 0.6328 μm).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic of the pressure measurement setup.

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n = 0 m = 1 a n m ( i ) n m ( i ) exp [ - j β n m ( i ) z ( i ) ] { J 0 [ X n m ( i ) r ] + 2 j J 1 [ X n m ( i ) r ] cos ( ϕ ) } = p = 0 q = 1 b p q ( i + I ) p q ( i + 1 ) × exp [ - j β p q ( i + 1 ) z ( i ) ] + ϕ ( r , ϕ ) .
b p q ( i + 1 ) exp [ - j β p q ( i + 1 ) z ( i ) ] = n = 0 m = 1 a n m ( i ) × exp [ - j β n m ( i ) z ( i ) ] C n m ; p q ψ ,
C n m ; p q ψ = 0 0 2 π n m ( i ) p q ( i + 1 ) { J 0 [ X n m ( i ) r ] + 2 j J 1 [ X n m ( i ) r ] cos ( ϕ ) } r d r d ϕ .

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