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Design of bimodal PCFs for interferometric gas sensors with high sensitivity

Teresa Pinheiro-Ortega, Enrique Silvestre, Pedro Andres, Björn Maes and Peter Bienstman UGent (2010) IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. 10(7). p.1180-1184
abstract
We theoretically investigate bimodal photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) for the development of interferometric gas sensors (with one mode acting as the reference arm and another as the sensing arm), working either in the intensity measurement mode or in the spectral regime. For each operation mode we define a merit function that characterizes the sensitivity of the fiber taking into account both the interferometric and the evanescent-field nature of these sensing devices. The evaluation of the above merit functions, which involve the calculation of the propagation constant, the group index, and the field profile of the first two guided modes, allows us to identify highly sensitive microstructured fibers for each sensing mode. In this paper, we propose a single birefringent PCF design that exhibits in both regimes extreme sensitivity in a certain wavelength operation range that can be shifted by changing the air-filling fraction.
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published
subject
keyword
DISPERSION, OPTICAL-FIBER, PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBERS
journal title
IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL
IEEE Sens. J.
volume
10
issue
7
pages
1180 - 1184
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000277885800004
JCR category
ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC
JCR impact factor
1.471 (2010)
JCR rank
75/247 (2010)
JCR quartile
2 (2010)
ISSN
1530-437X
DOI
10.1109/JSEN.2010.2046032
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1146686
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1146686
date created
2011-02-11 10:48:43
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2016-12-19 15:46:03
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  abstract     = {We theoretically investigate bimodal photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) for the development of interferometric gas sensors (with one mode acting as the reference arm and another as the sensing arm), working either in the intensity measurement mode or in the spectral regime. For each operation mode we define a merit function that characterizes the sensitivity of the fiber taking into account both the interferometric and the evanescent-field nature of these sensing devices. The evaluation of the above merit functions, which involve the calculation of the propagation constant, the group index, and the field profile of the first two guided modes, allows us to identify highly sensitive microstructured fibers for each sensing mode. In this paper, we propose a single birefringent PCF design that exhibits in both regimes extreme sensitivity in a certain wavelength operation range that can be shifted by changing the air-filling fraction.},
  author       = {Pinheiro-Ortega, Teresa and Silvestre, Enrique and Andres, Pedro and Maes, Bj{\"o}rn and Bienstman, Peter},
  issn         = {1530-437X},
  journal      = {IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL},
  keyword      = {DISPERSION,OPTICAL-FIBER,PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBERS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {1180--1184},
  title        = {Design of bimodal PCFs for interferometric gas sensors with high sensitivity},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2010.2046032},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Pinheiro-Ortega, Teresa, Enrique Silvestre, Pedro Andres, Björn Maes, and Peter Bienstman. 2010. “Design of Bimodal PCFs for Interferometric Gas Sensors with High Sensitivity.” Ieee Sensors Journal 10 (7): 1180–1184.
APA
Pinheiro-Ortega, T., Silvestre, E., Andres, P., Maes, B., & Bienstman, P. (2010). Design of bimodal PCFs for interferometric gas sensors with high sensitivity. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, 10(7), 1180–1184.
Vancouver
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Pinheiro-Ortega T, Silvestre E, Andres P, Maes B, Bienstman P. Design of bimodal PCFs for interferometric gas sensors with high sensitivity. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. 2010;10(7):1180–4.
MLA
Pinheiro-Ortega, Teresa, Enrique Silvestre, Pedro Andres, et al. “Design of Bimodal PCFs for Interferometric Gas Sensors with High Sensitivity.” IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL 10.7 (2010): 1180–1184. Print.