Ultrasensitive sensing in air based on graphene-coated hollow core fibers

Meng Huang, Conghao Yang, Bing Sun*, Zuxing Zhang, Lin Zhang

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The mismatching between permittivities of guided mode and air limits the operation of accurately monitoring the change in the refractive index of the surrounding air. To solve it, we propose a platform using a hollow core fiber with the integration of graphene coating. Experimental results demonstrate that the anti-resonant reflecting guidance has been enhanced while it induces sharply and periodically lossy dips in the transmission spectrum. We conclude a sensitivity of -365.9 dB/RIU and a high detection limit of 2.73 × 10?6 RIU by means of interrogating the intensity of the lossy dips. We believe that this configuration opens a direction for highly sensitive sensing in researches of chemistry, medicine, and biology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3098-3107
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2018

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  • Fiber optics components
  • Fiber characterization
  • Fiber optics sensors
  • Nanomaterials


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