Theoretical Investigation of an Alcohol-Filled Tellurite Photonic Crystal Fiber Temperature Sensor Based on Four-Wave Mixing.

Author(s) Sun, Y.; Yan, X.; Wang, F.; Zhang, X.; Li, S.; Suzuki, T.; Ohishi, Y.; Cheng, T.
Journal Sensors (Basel)
Date Published 2020 Feb 13

For this study, a temperature sensor utilizing a novel tellurite photonic crystal fiber (PCF) is designed. In order to improve the sensor sensitivity, alcohol is filled in the air holes of the tellurite PCF. Based on the degenerate four-wave mixing theory, temperature sensing in the mid-infrared region (MIR) can be achieved by detecting the wavelength shift of signal waves and idler waves during variations in temperature. Simulation results show that at a pump wavelength of 3550 nm, the temperature sensitivity of this proposed sensor can be as high as 0.70 nm/°C. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to propose temperature sensing in the MIR by drawing on four-wave mixing (FWM) in a non-silica PCF.

DOI 10.3390/s20041007
ISSN 1424-8220
Citation Sensors (Basel). 2020;20(4).

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