Effect of PMMA and PVA coating on the performance of optical microbottle resonator humidity sensors

Johari, Md Ashadi Md and Pour, Meisam Parsa and Al Noman, Abdullah and Khudus, Muhammad Imran Mustafa Abdul and Bin Jali, Mohd Hafiz and Maslinda, M. S. and Ali, Ummu Umairah Mohd and Harun, Sulaiman Wadi (2020) Effect of PMMA and PVA coating on the performance of optical microbottle resonator humidity sensors. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 62 (3). pp. 993-998. ISSN 0895-2477, DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/mop.32133.

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This article compares the performances of uncoated and coated optical microbottle resonators (MBR) for humidity sensing. A technique called ``soften-and-compress'' was used to form the MBR with midriff diameter of D-b = 190 mu m, stem diameter of D-s = 125 mu m and bottle length of L-b = 182 mu m. The MBRs were prepared in three different conditions, which are noncoated MBR, PMMA (poly methyl meth acrylate) coated MBR, and PVA (polyvinyl-alcohol) coated MBR. The MBRs characteristic was investigated by employing a 2 mu m tapered microfiber and tested for humidity sensing within a humidity range of 40% to 95%. The Q-factor obtained were >10(4) for all MBRs. The performance as humidity sensor was defined by the sensitivity and linearity of MBRs, which were investigated based on wavelength shift and also the transmitted power. The MBRs are undergoing a 180-seconds stability test at 65% RH humidity level. It is found that the PVA coated MBR performed better than other MBRs as a humidity sensor based on sensitivity, linearity, and stability measurements.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Universiti Malaya (RP039C-18AFR)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humidity sensor; Optical microresonator; Microfiber optic
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2023 02:20
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 02:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/37244

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