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Chin. Opt. Lett.
 Home  List of Issues    Issue 09 , Vol. 16 , 2018    10.3788/COL201816.090602

Intensity modulated silver coated glass optical fiber refractive index sensor
Zahra Samavati, Alireza Samavati, A. F. Ismail, Mukhlis A. Rahman, and M. H. D. Othman
Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), [University Technology Malaysia], Skudai 81310, Malaysia

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(09): pp.090602

Topic:Fiber optics and optical communication
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.0060  310.6188  120.4570  310.3915  

Miniature optical fiber sensors with thin films as sensitive elements could open new fields for optical fiber sensor applications. Thin films work as sensitive elements and a transducer to get response and feedback from environments, in which optical fibers act as a signal carrier. A novel Ag coated intensity modulated optical fiber sensor based on refractive index changes using IR and UV-Vis (UV-visible) light sources is proposed. The sensor with an IR light source has higher sensitivity compared to a UV-Vis source. When the refractive index is enhanced to 1.38, the normalized intensity of IR and UV-Vis light diminishes to 0.2 and 0.8, respectively.

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Posted online:2018/8/30

Get Citation: Zahra Samavati, Alireza Samavati, A. F. Ismail, Mukhlis A. Rahman, and M. H. D. Othman, "Intensity modulated silver coated glass optical fiber refractive index sensor," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(09), 090602(2018)

Note: The project was supported by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, AMTEC (No. R.J130000.7609.4C112) and the Frontier Material Research Alliance.


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