Biconical fiber taper sensors

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We present several simple sensitive fiber-optics-based sensors that utilize a biconical fiber taper. A displacement sensor with 100-nm accuracy, a temperature monitor with sensitivity ΔT ∼ 1 °C, and a refractive-index sensor capable of measuring Δn ∼ 1 1.42 × 10-5 are demonstrated using tapers made from a standard single-mode fiber.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2239-2241
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006


  • Displacement sensor
  • Fiber taper
  • Refractive index sensor
  • Temperature sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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