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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2005
  • pp: 2382–2390

High-birefringence fiber loop mirrors and their applications as sensors

Yange Liu, Bo Liu, Xinhuan Feng, Weigang Zhang, Guang Zhou, Shuzhong Yuan, Guiyun Kai, and Xiaoyi Dong  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 12, pp. 2382-2390 (2005)

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The reflection and transmission characteristics of a high-birefringence fiber loop mirror (HiBi-FLM), which is composed of a standard fiber coupler and one-section or multisection high-birefringence fibers (HBFs), are analyzed and discussed in detail. Theoretical reflectivity and transmissivity expressions for HiBi-FLMs with one-, two-, and three-section HBFs were obtained. The procedure for calculating reflectivity and transmissivity for HiBi-FLMs with n-section HBFs is given. Experimental results have verified the theoretical model. The basic characteristics of the one-section HiBi-FLM when strain and high temperature are applied to HBFs were analyzed and investigated theoretically and experimentally. The experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical analysis. Furthermore, a strain– temperature sensor that makes use of those characteristics, which is new for applications of HiBi-FLMs, has been proposed and demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors

Original Manuscript: March 25, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2004
Published: April 20, 2005

Yange Liu, Bo Liu, Xinhuan Feng, Weigang Zhang, Guang Zhou, Shuzhong Yuan, Guiyun Kai, and Xiaoyi Dong, "High-birefringence fiber loop mirrors and their applications as sensors," Appl. Opt. 44, 2382-2390 (2005)

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