Design and Analysis of Decagonal Photonic Crystal Fiber for Liquid Sensing

  • Kuntal PanwarEmail author
  • Ritu Sharma
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 546)


In this paper, the design of a microstructured decagonal Photonic Crystal Fiber (D-PCF) has been proposed for liquid sensing application. The proposed fiber has been analyzed using full vector Finite Element Method (FEM). The core of the decagonal fiber is filled with two different liquid analytes, ethanol, and water and variation of sensitivity and confinement loss are investigated over a wide range of wavelength. The proposed D-PCF structure gives sensitivity 30.2% for ethanol and 27.05% for water and confinement loss achieved is 2.89 × 10−6 dB/m for ethanol and 3.67 × 10−6 dB/m for water, measured at a 1.33 µm wavelength.


Photonic crystal fiber (PCF) Finite element method (FEM) Sensitivity Confinement loss 



The author wishes to acknowledge DST Rajasthan for funding the project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics and CommunicationMalaviya National Institute of Technology JaipurJaipurIndia

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