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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — May. 16, 2005
  • pp: 3841–3851

Characterization of spun fibers with millimeter spin periods

Yong Wang, Chang-Qing Xu, and Viatcheslav Izraelian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 3841-3851 (2005)

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Novel spun fibers with intrinsic asymmetric stress and millimeter spin periods are characterized both experimentally and theoretically. Based on the optical spectra of imprinted Bragg gratings, a new method is proposed to precisely measure their spin periods with a 0.1-mm spatial resolution. Properties of polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) and evolutions of polarization in these spun fibers are investigated. The intrinsic birefringence of spun fibers is then obtained with respect to the measured and simulated fiber PMD. Potential applications particularly in fiber sensing are discussed. It is shown that for these different applications, the requirements of fiber parameters are distinct.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 29, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2005
Published: May 16, 2005

Yong Wang, Chang-Qing Xu, and Viatcheslav Izraelian, "Characterization of spun fibers with millimeter spin periods," Opt. Express 13, 3841-3851 (2005)

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