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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 1994
  • pp: 6078–6083

Cross-sensitivity effect in temperature-compensated sensors based on highly birefringent fibers

Wojtek J. Bock, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Ryszard Buczynski, and Andrzej W. Domanski  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 25, pp. 6078-6083 (1994)

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We analyzed the influence of the measurand-temperature cross-sensitivity effect on temperature stability in fiber-optic cross-spliced sensors that employ highly birefringent fibers. We show that the ratio of the measurand-temperature cross-sensitivity coefficient to the measurand first-order sensitivity determines the physical limit for temperature stability in cross-spliced sensors. Employing polarimetric as well as white-light interferometric methods, we experimentally determine a hydrostatic pressure-temperature cross-sensitivity coefficient in York bow-tie 800 fiber. From this we estimate the achievable limit for temperature stability of cross-spliced pressure sensors under environmental temperature changes.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 27, 1993
Published: September 1, 1994

Wojtek J. Bock, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Ryszard Buczynski, and Andrzej W. Domanski, "Cross-sensitivity effect in temperature-compensated sensors based on highly birefringent fibers," Appl. Opt. 33, 6078-6083 (1994)

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