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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 1996
  • pp: 6267–6270

Temperature-hydrostatic pressure cross-sensitivity effect in elliptical-core, highly birefringent fibers

Wojtek J. Bock and Wacław Urbańczyk  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 31, pp. 6267-6270 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.35.006267


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Abstract

We determine the cross-sensitivity coefficient that represents the interaction between temperature and hydrostatic pressure in Corning elliptical-core, highly birefringent (HB) fiber. The measurement method we propose is especially useful to determine the cross-sensitivity effects in weakly sensitive HB fibers. The method involves registration of the residual temperature drift of thermally compensated polarimetric sensors at specially chosen values of pressure applied to the sensing fibers.

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History
Original Manuscript: November 3, 1995
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 1996
Published: November 1, 1996

Citation
Wojtek J. Bock and Wacław Urbańczyk, "Temperature-hydrostatic pressure cross-sensitivity effect in elliptical-core, highly birefringent fibers," Appl. Opt. 35, 6267-6270 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-35-31-6267


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