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Hydrostatic Pressure Sensor Based on Defective One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Containing Polymeric Materials

By Sanjeev Srivastava
Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 112, 105-114, 2022


In this work, the design of a high sensitivity hydrostatic pressure sensor based on one-dimensional photonic crystal (1DPC) containing polymeric materials has been proposed and investigated, theoretically. The proposed structure consists of alternate layers of polystyrene (PS) and polymethyl metahacrylate (PMMA) with a defect of layer of PS, PMMA and air, respectively, in the middle of the PC structure. The sensing principle is based on the shift in the peak of transmitted wavelength when the hydrostatic pressure is applied on 1DPC. In order to obtain the transmission spectrum of 1DPC structure transfer matrix method (TMM) has been used. From the analysis it is found that with the increase in hydrostatic pressure transmission (or resonance) peak shifts towards the lower wavelength side with respect to the center wavelength. The average sensitivity (Δλ/ΔP) of the proposed sensor is found about 0.948 (nm/MPa) with polymer defect and 0.92 (nm/MPa) with air defect in the mid-IR frequency region, and the applied pressure range is 0 to 200 MPa.


Sanjeev Srivastava, "Hydrostatic Pressure Sensor Based on Defective One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Containing Polymeric Materials," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 112, 105-114, 2022.


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