Title

Design and Optimization of Liquid Core Optical Ring Resonator for Refractive Index Sensing

Abstract

This study performs a detailed theoretical analysis of refractive index (RI) sensors based on whispering gallery modes (WGMs) in liquid core optical ring resonators (LCORRs). Both TE-and TM-polarized WGMs of various orders are considered. The analysis shows that WGMs of higher orders need thicker walls to achieve a near-zero thermal drift, but WGMs of different orders exhibit a similar RI sensing performance at the thermostable wall thicknesses. The RI detection limit is very low at the thermostable thickness. The theoretical predications should provide a general guidance in the development of LCORR-based thermostable RI sensors. © 2011 Optical Society of America.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Second Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2011 Optical Society of America, All rights reserved.

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