20020003917-A1 is referenced by 1 patents.
An optical fiber pressure sensor having a base layer 20 with an optical fiber hole, a fiber stop layer 28 and, optionally, an etch stop layer 24. The fiber stop layer optionally has a fiber stop hole 33 that is smaller than the optical fiber 22. A diaphragm cap layer 32 is bonded to the fiber stop layer 28. The diaphragm cap layer 32 has a diaphragm 34 spaced apart from the optical fiber. The optical fiber and diaphragm form an Etalon that changes cavity length with applied pressure. Optionally, the device is made almost entirely of silicon, and so has reduced mechanical stress problems caused by thermal expansion mismatches. This allows the present sensor to be used in high temperature environments such as internal combustion engines.