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Journal of Sensors
Volume 2009, Article ID 932471, 6 pages
Research Article

Photonic Crystal Fiber Temperature Sensor Based on Quantum Dot Nanocoatings

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Public University of Navarre, Campus Arrosadía s/n, 31006 Pamplona, Spain

Received 3 March 2009; Accepted 16 April 2009

Academic Editor: Valerio Pruneri

Copyright © 2009 Beatriz Larrión et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Quantum dot nanocoatings have been deposited by means of the Layer-by-Layer technique on the inner holes of Photonic Crystal Fibers (PCFs) for the fabrication of temperature sensors. The optical properties of these sensors including absorbance, intensity emission, wavelength of the emission band, and the full width at half maximum (FWHM) have been experimentally studied for a temperature range from to .