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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2013
  • pp: 5208–5215

Temperature characteristics of the birefringence properties of filled side-hole fibers

Johan Jason, Patrik Rugeland, Oleksandr Tarasenko, Walter Margulis, and Hans-Erik Nilsson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 21, pp. 5208-5215 (2013)

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The temperature characteristics of the birefringence of side-hole fibers filled with liquids or metal are investigated, aiming at providing a basis for on/off temperature sensing. Short pieces of fiber are filled and the change in birefringence is registered using measurements in reflective mode of the transmitted power through a linear polarizer at 1550 nm. The rapid change in the birefringence behavior of the fiber at the temperature of the phase transition of the filler substance is shown, and from the measurement data the phase transition temperatures can be determined as well as an estimation of the birefringence change with temperature. The experimental results are supported by numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2013
Published: July 17, 2013

Johan Jason, Patrik Rugeland, Oleksandr Tarasenko, Walter Margulis, and Hans-Erik Nilsson, "Temperature characteristics of the birefringence properties of filled side-hole fibers," Appl. Opt. 52, 5208-5215 (2013)

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