In this paper we investigated the response of a fiber-optic Fabry-Pérot sensing interferometer with thin ZnO layers deposited on the end faces of the optical fibers forming the cavity. Standard telecommunication single-mode optical fiber (SMF-28) segments were used with the thin ZnO layers deposited by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). Measurements were performed with the interferometer illuminated by two broadband sources operating...
Fiber-optic Fabry-Pérot interferometers (FPI) can be applied as optical sensors, and excellent measurement sensitivity can be obtained by fine-tuning the interferometer design. In this work, we evaluate the ability of selected dielectric thin films to optimize the reflectivity of the Fabry-Pérot cavity. The spectral reflectance and transmittance of dielectric films made of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and aluminum oxide (Al2O3) with...
Fiber optic microsphere with a ZnO thin film for potential application in a refractive index sensor – theoretical study
Optical fiber sensors of refractive index play an important role in analysis of biological and chemical samples. This work presents a theoretical investigation of spectral response of a fiber optic microsphere with a zinc oxide (ZnO) thin film deposited on the surface and evaluates the prospect of using such a structure for refractive index sensing. A microsphere is fabricated by an optical fiber tapering method on the base of...
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