Investigation of Humidity and Temperature Response of a Silica Gel Coated Microfiber Coupler

@article{Sun2016InvestigationOH,
  title={Investigation of Humidity and Temperature Response of a Silica Gel Coated Microfiber Coupler},
  author={Lei Sun and Yuliya Semenova and Qiang Wu and Dejun Liu and Jinhui Yuan and Xinzhu Sang and Binbin Yan and Kuiru Wang and Chongxiu Yu and Gerald Farrell},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={8},
  pages={1-7}
}
The humidity and temperature responses of a microfiber coupler (MFC) coated with silica gel are investigated. Two MFC structures with different waist diameters of 2.5 and 3.5 μm were fabricated by fusing and tapering two single-mode fibers using a microheater brushing technique. The influences of the coating thickness and tapered waist diameter on the… CONTINUE READING