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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1992
  • pp: 1239–1243

Temperature and strain sensitivities of high-birefringence elliptical fibers

Feng Zhang and John W. Y. Lit  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1239-1243 (1992)

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We have analyzed and calculated the temperature and strain sensitivities of a high-birefringence double-clad elliptical fiber. We propose a method to minimize these sensitivities without increasing the fiber size or weight; this is achieved by selecting suitable fiber parameters—core ellipticity, refractive index difference, and thickness of the inner cladding. In addition, we discuss the design of temperature- or strain-insensitive fibers which may be used in polarimetric strain or temperature sensors. This method may also be used to minimize or enhance other external effects.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 31, 1991
Published: March 20, 1992

Feng Zhang and John W. Y. Lit, "Temperature and strain sensitivities of high-birefringence elliptical fibers," Appl. Opt. 31, 1239-1243 (1992)

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