In-fiber microsphere air-cavity Fabry-Perot interferometer for strain/temperature measurement

Jun Ma, Wei Jin

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A novel in-fiber microsphere air-cavity Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) sensor is constructed and demonstrated for strain and temperature measurement. The microsphere air-cavity is formed by ablating, with a focused femtosecond infrared laser, the endface of a single mode fiber (SMF) to form a crater at its center, and then splices this fiber end to a second SMF using a fusion splicer. The sensor demonstrates a strain sensitivity of 2.44 pm/με and a low temperature sensitivity of 0.87 pm°C up to 600 °C.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors - Beijing, China
Duration: 15 Oct 201219 Oct 2012


Conference22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors


  • Interferometer
  • Microsphere air-cavity
  • Optical fiber sensor
  • Strain sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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