Relative Humidity Sensor Based on No-Core Fiber Coated by Agarose-Gel Film
AbstractA relative humidity (RH) sensor based on single-mode–no-core–single-mode fiber (SNCS) structure is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The agarose gel is coated on the no-core fiber (NCF) as the cladding, and multimode interference (MMI) occurs in the SNCS structure. The transmission spectrum of the sensor is modulated at different ambient relative humidities due to the tunable refractive index property of the agarose gel film. The relative humidity can be measured by the wavelength shift and intensity variation of the dip in the transmission spectra. The humidity response of the sensors, coated with different concentrations and coating numbers of the agarose solution, were experimentally investigated. The wavelength and intensity sensitivity is obtained as −149 pm/%RH and −0.075 dB/%RH in the range of 30% RH to 75% RH, respectively. The rise and fall time is tested to be 4.8 s and 7.1 s, respectively. The proposed sensor has a great potential in real-time RH monitoring. View Full-Text
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Xu, W.; Shi, J.; Yang, X.; Xu, D.; Rong, F.; Zhao, J.; Yao, J. Relative Humidity Sensor Based on No-Core Fiber Coated by Agarose-Gel Film. Sensors 2017, 17, 2353.
Xu W, Shi J, Yang X, Xu D, Rong F, Zhao J, Yao J. Relative Humidity Sensor Based on No-Core Fiber Coated by Agarose-Gel Film. Sensors. 2017; 17(10):2353.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xu, Wei; Shi, Jia; Yang, Xianchao; Xu, Degang; Rong, Feng; Zhao, Junfa; Yao, Jianquan. 2017. "Relative Humidity Sensor Based on No-Core Fiber Coated by Agarose-Gel Film." Sensors 17, no. 10: 2353.
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