Analytical Modelling of a Refractive Index Sensor Based on an Intrinsic Micro Fabry-Perot Interferometer
AbstractIn this work a refractive index sensor based on a combination of the non-dispersive sensing (NDS) and the Tunable Laser Spectroscopy (TLS) principles is presented. Here, in order to have one reference and one measurement channel a single-beam dual-path configuration is used for implementing the NDS principle. These channels are monitored with a couple of identical optical detectors which are correlated to calculate the overall sensor response, called here the depth of modulation. It is shown that this is useful to minimize drifting errors due to source power variations. Furthermore, a comprehensive analysis of a refractive index sensing setup, based on an intrinsic micro Fabry-Perot Interferometer (FPI) is described. Here, the changes over the FPI pattern as the exit refractive index is varied are analytically modelled by using the characteristic matrix method. Additionally, our simulated results are supported by experimental measurements which are also provided. Finally it is shown that by using this principle a simple refractive index sensor with a resolution in the order of 2.15 × 10−4 RIU can be implemented by using a couple of standard and low cost photodetectors. View Full-Text
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Vargas-Rodriguez, E.; Guzman-Chavez, A.D.; Cano-Contreras, M.; Gallegos-Arellano, E.; Jauregui-Vazquez, D.; Hernández-García, J.C.; Estudillo-Ayala, J.M.; Rojas-Laguna, R. Analytical Modelling of a Refractive Index Sensor Based on an Intrinsic Micro Fabry-Perot Interferometer. Sensors 2015, 15, 26128-26142.
Vargas-Rodriguez E, Guzman-Chavez AD, Cano-Contreras M, Gallegos-Arellano E, Jauregui-Vazquez D, Hernández-García JC, Estudillo-Ayala JM, Rojas-Laguna R. Analytical Modelling of a Refractive Index Sensor Based on an Intrinsic Micro Fabry-Perot Interferometer. Sensors. 2015; 15(10):26128-26142.Chicago/Turabian Style
Vargas-Rodriguez, Everardo; Guzman-Chavez, Ana D.; Cano-Contreras, Martin; Gallegos-Arellano, Eloisa; Jauregui-Vazquez, Daniel; Hernández-García, Juan C.; Estudillo-Ayala, Julian M.; Rojas-Laguna, Roberto. 2015. "Analytical Modelling of a Refractive Index Sensor Based on an Intrinsic Micro Fabry-Perot Interferometer." Sensors 15, no. 10: 26128-26142.