All-fiber micromachined microcell

This Letter presents an open-path, all-fiber microcell and a micromachining method for its production. The proposed micromachining method utilizes the selective etching of a purposely designed phosphorus-doped fiber that is spliced in between two standard lead-in fibers. Microcells with various Read More …

Optical fiber for dispersion addressing

This letter presents a fully distributed forward propagating system, suitable for use with microbend sensors. The principle relies on selected mode launch in specially designed multimode fiber where a short pulse is launched into the fundamental mode. In the presence Read More …

Low-loss semi-reflective in-fiber mirrors

This paper presents a method for the efficient production of all-fiber semi reflective mirrors suitable for fiber sensors and other all-fiber device applications. The mirrors are obtained by the short duration etching of a standard single mode fiber in hydrofluoric Read More …

Optical fiber Fabry-Perot sensor fabrication based on focused ion beam post-processing

A combination of focused ion beam milling and chemical etching is proposed for the creation of Fabry-Perot cavities in microwires. Both simple cavities and cantilevers are created on 15 ?m-diameter microwires and characterized in temperature. The cantilever structure shows sensitivity Read More …

System for precise balancing and controlled unbalancing of fiber-optic interferometers

A system for accurate balancing and controlled unbalancing of the optical path difference in all-fiber optical interferometers is described. Interferometers with various arm lengths (1-30 m) and with initial optical path differences of as much as 1 cm have been Read More …

Monitoring the Evaporation of Fluids from Fiber-Optic Micro-Cell Cavities

Fiber-optic sensors provide remote access, are readily embedded within structures, and can operate in harsh environments. Nevertheless, fiber-optic sensing of liquids has been largely restricted to measurements of refractive index and absorption spectroscopy. The temporal dynamics of fluid evaporation have Read More …

Cost-efficient speckle interferometry with plastic optical fiber for unobtrusive monitoring of human vital signs

A cost-efficient plastic optical fiber (POF) system for unobtrusive monitoring of human vital signs is presented. The system is based on speckle interferometry. A laser diode is butt-coupled to the POF whose exit face projects speckle patterns onto a linear Read More …