Direction-independent fiber inclinometer based on simplified hollow core photonic crystal fiber.

Abstract

A fiber optical inclinometer based on modal interferometer is demonstrated for bend angle sensing. The device consists of a piece of simplified hollow core photonic crystal fiber sandwiched between single mode fibers with lateral offset. The measurement of bend angles up to 45° is demonstrated, and the spectrum exhibits a blueshift of over 50 nm. The sensitivity is found to increase with the applied bend angles and reaches 2.4 nm/deg at 45°, and the response is independent of the direction of bending. A low temperature sensitivity of 0.5 pm/°C is observed between room temperature and 1000°C. Due to its capacity for withstanding high temperature, the device can work as a direction-independent inclinometer in high-temperature environments.

DOI: 10.1364/OL.38.000449

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@article{Liu2013DirectionindependentFI, title={Direction-independent fiber inclinometer based on simplified hollow core photonic crystal fiber.}, author={Shuhui Liu and Ningliang Liu and Maoxiang Hou and Jiangtao Guo and Zhihua Li and Peixiang Lu}, journal={Optics letters}, year={2013}, volume={38 4}, pages={449-51} }