Er-doped sapphire fibre temperature sensors using upconversion emission

Sharp, J.H., Shi, C.W.P. and Seat, H.C. (2001) Er-doped sapphire fibre temperature sensors using upconversion emission. Measurement and Control, 34(6), pp. 170-171.




We report the production of Er:Al2O3 and Er:Yb:Al2O3 fibres using the LHPG method for application as fibre temperature sensors. Intense upconversion emission in the blue, green and red was observed from these fibres when pumped with a laser diode at 965nm. The lifetime and the integrated intensity of the upconversion signal was characterised as function of laser power and temperature. Results indicate the ratiometric analysis of the integrated intensities provides a suitable transduction mechanism for temperatures up to 1000K.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sharp, Dr James
Authors: Sharp, J.H., Shi, C.W.P., and Seat, H.C.
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Measurement and Control
Publisher:Institute of Measurement and Control
Copyright Holders:Copyright 2002 The Institute of Measurement and Control
First Published:First published in Measurement and Control 34(6):170-171
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Publisher.

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