A simple, reliable, and quick reactive Fabry-Pérot (FP) structure-based fiber optic pH sensor is presented. The pH-sensitive hydrogel and single-mode fiber (SMF) are placed inside a fused silica capillary to form the FP cavity. The gel thickness is characterized by the spin coating method with respect to different spin speeds. The proposed sensor shows a pH sensitivity of 0.30 nm/pH along with a fast response time of 15 s to 20 s for different pH solvents in the acidic range. Also, the temperature sensitivity of the FPI sensor is found to be -0.56 nm/°C.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics