Temperature characteristics of vibrating type sensor using micromachined optical fiber-tip

Hironori Kumazaki, Seiki Inaba, Kazuhiro Hane

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An optical sensor using a quartz core microcantilever was fabricated by etching clad layer from optical fiber. The temperature dependence of the resonance frequency of this sensor was measured in atmosphere and water. The temperature coefficient of the resonance frequency in water was 1.3×10-3/°C, which was about one order larger than that (2.3×10-4/°C) in atmosphere. This was caused by increase of additional mass due to temperature dependence of the viscosity of water, while, the increase of the resonance frequency in atmosphere was caused by temperature dependence of Young's modulus of the quartz core. These results were evaluated theoretically using a "string-of-beads" model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1


  • Micromachine
  • Optical fiber
  • Photothermal effect
  • Temperature dependence
  • Vibrating type sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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