Accession Number:

ADP011249

Title:

Characteristics Analysis of SOI Waveguide Michelson Interferometers for Developing Biomedical Fiber Temperature Sensing Head

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

YUAN ZE UNIV CHUNG-LI (TAIWAN) DEPT OFELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A new silicon-on-insulator SOI waveguide Michelson interferometer with Bragg reflective gratings as a biomedical temperature sensing array head is presented in this paper. The waveguide Bragg reflective gratings work as mirrors for adjusting the transfer function of the Michelson interferometer sensor. We will show the comparison of the temperature sensing accuracies of the fiber Bragg grating and 501 waveguide Michelson interferometers in biomedical applications. The grating length and perturbation period of waveguide Bragg grating in 501 waveguide Michelson interferometer will increase as temperature rises, that is, the thermal effects of the reflective Bragg gratings are considered in our analysis. According to the numerical analysis of power reflective spectra of waveguide Michelson interferometers, the temperature sensing of waveguide 501 Michelson interferometer can improve at least 20 times than traditional fiber Bragg grating temperature sensor. Moreover, the 501 waveguide interferometer sensor we designed presents high sensitivity than pure single waveguide Bragg grating sensor and fiber Bragg grating sensor by adjusting the length of the two interferomertric arms. The full width of half maximum FWHM of the frequency responses of passband of 501 waveguide Michelson interferometer can be designed smaller than fiber and waveguide Bragg grating sensors for sensitivity improvement. Key words Biomedical waveguide sensor, silicon-on-insulator, Michelson interferometer, waveguide, temperature sensor

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Crystallography
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE