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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1870–1875

Spectral characterization of a photonic bandgap fiber for sensing applications

S. Hashem Aref, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correac, Joel P. Carvalho, Orlando Frazão, José L. Santos, Francisco M. Araújo, Hamid Latifi, Faramarz Farahi, Luis A. Ferreira, and Jonathan C. Knight  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 10, pp. 1870-1875 (2010)

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We study the measurand-induced spectral shift of the photonic bandgap edge of a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. The physical measurands considered are strain, temperature, curvature, and twist. A noticeable sensitivity to strain, temperature, and twist is observed, with a blueshift to increase strain and twist. An increase in temperature induces a redshift. On the other hand, curvature has no observable effect on the spectral position of the photonic bandgap edge.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2010
Published: March 29, 2010

S. Hashem Aref, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correac, Joel P. Carvalho, Orlando Frazão, José L. Santos, Francisco M. Araújo, Hamid Latifi, Faramarz Farahi, Luis A. Ferreira, and Jonathan C. Knight, "Spectral characterization of a photonic bandgap fiber for sensing applications," Appl. Opt. 49, 1870-1875 (2010)

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