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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 100603–100603

Temperature dependence of the PER in PM-PCF coil

Hong Zhao, Meng Chen, and Gang Li  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 10, pp. 100603-100603 (2012)

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A piece of domestic polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber (PM-PCF, 964 m in length) is made into a fiber coil, and its polarization extinction ratio (PER) is measured in a temperature range of -45-80 °C before and after PM-PCF is wound and solidified. A fiber coil made of commercial panda PM fiber (PMF) is also fabricated and measured for comparison. Our experiments show that the PER variation of the PM-PCF coil (2.25 dB) is far smaller than that of the panda PMF coil (10 dB) in the whole temperature range because PM-PCF is intrinsically insensitive to the temperature variation and stress in the fiber coil induced by the winding and solidification process. This characteristic is important for the real application of PM-PCFs in temperature-insensitive fiber interferometers, fiber sensors, and optical fiber gyroscopes.

© 2012 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Hong Zhao, Meng Chen, and Gang Li, "Temperature dependence of the PER in PM-PCF coil," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 100603-100603 (2012)

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