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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12076–12087

Measurements of polarimetric sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure, strain and temperature in birefringent dual-core microstructured polymer fiber

Marcin K. Szczurowski, Tadeusz Martynkien, Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach, Waclaw Urbanczyk, and David J. Webb  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12076-12087 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.012076


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Abstract

We experimentally characterized a birefringent microstructured polymer fiber of specific construction, which allows for single mode propagation in two cores separated by a pair of large holes. The fiber exhibits high birefringence in each of the cores as well as relatively weak coupling between the cores. Spectral dependence of the group and the phase modal birefringence was measured using an interferometric method. We have also measured the sensing characteristics of the fiber such as polarimetric sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure, strain and temperature. Moreover, we have studied the effect of hydrostatic pressure and strain on coupling between the cores.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2010
Published: May 24, 2010

Citation
Marcin K. Szczurowski, Tadeusz Martynkien, Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach, Waclaw Urbanczyk, and David J. Webb, "Measurements of polarimetric sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure, strain and temperature in birefringent dual-core microstructured polymer fiber," Opt. Express 18, 12076-12087 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-12-12076


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