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    Portugal
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    Applied Photonics
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    +351220402301
    paulo.robalinho@inesctec.pt
Publications

2019

Fiber microsphere coupled in a taper for a large curvature range

Authors
Robalinho, P; Frazao, O;

Publication
Fibers

Abstract
This work consists of using an optical fiber microsphere as a sensor for a wide range of curvature radii. The microsphere was manufactured in a standard fiber with an electric arc. In order to maximize system efficiency, the microsphere was spliced in the center of a taper. This work revealed that the variations of the wavelength where the maxima and minima of the spectrum are located varies linearly with the curvature of the system with a maximum sensitive of 580 ± 20 (pm km). This is because the direction of the input beam in the microsphere depends on the system curvature, giving rise to interferometric variations within the microsphere. © 2019 by the authors.

2019

Micro-cantilever displacement detection based in optical fiber tip

Authors
Robalinho, P; Frazao, O;

Publication
Sensors (Switzerland)

Abstract
This work demonstrates the potential of combining a microsphere with a tip for the functionality of the contact sensor. This sensor consists of a tip aligned with the ?ber core and a microsphere, which appears during tip formation. This new structure was produced using the electric arc machine. The sensor operation consists of the variation of the tip curvature, which causes a variation of the optical paths and, consequently, a change in the output signal. The study of this micro-cantilever consisted of an exploration of the contact mode. In addition, the sensor was characterized by temperature, which shows very low sensitivity and vibration. This last characterization was performed with two con?gurations parallel and perpendicular to the oscillating surface. The perpendicular case showed higher sensitivity and has an operating band of 0 Hz to 20 kHz. In this con?guration, for frequencies up to 2 Hz, the intensity varies linearly with the frequencies and with a sensitivity of 0.032±0.001 (Hz-1). For the parallel case, the operating band was from 1.5 kHz to 7 kHz. © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.