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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 26996–27002

Highly birefringent dual-mode microstructured fiber with enhanced polarimetric strain sensitivity of the second order mode

Tadeusz Tenderenda, Krzysztof Skorupski, Mariusz Makara, Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach, Pawel Mergo, Pawel Marc, Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, and Tomasz Nasilowski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26996-27002 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.026996


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Abstract

We present the results of theoretical and experimental characterization of a designed and manufactured dual-mode highly birefringent microstructured fiber. We also demonstrate the measured values of polarimetric temperature and strain sensitivity of both the fundamental and second order modes. As the mode field of the second order mode has a strong interaction with the fiber air holes, we observed a significant (over two orders of magnitude) increase in the polarimetric strain sensitivity of this mode in comparison to the fundamental mode. The enhanced strain sensitivity together with the low temperature sensitivity makes our fiber very attractive for application as extremely sensitive temperature independent strain transducers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(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

History
Original Manuscript: August 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2012
Published: November 15, 2012

Citation
Tadeusz Tenderenda, Krzysztof Skorupski, Mariusz Makara, Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach, Pawel Mergo, Pawel Marc, Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, and Tomasz Nasilowski, "Highly birefringent dual-mode microstructured fiber with enhanced polarimetric strain sensitivity of the second order mode," Opt. Express 20, 26996-27002 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-26996


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