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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17249–17259

Sensing characteristics of rocking filter fabricated in microstructured birefringent fiber using fusion arc splicer

Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach, Alicja Anuszkiewicz, Waclaw Urbanczyk, and Jan Wojcik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17249-17259 (2008)

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We demonstrate that higher order rocking filters coupling energy between polarization modes at several wavelengths can be fabricated in a birefringent photonic crystal fiber using a fusion arc splicer. Three resonant couplings were identified, respectively at 855, 1271, and 1623 nm for the filter with a pitch distance of 8 mm characterized in this work. We also measured the filter response to temperature, elongation and hydrostatic pressure at the first and the second resonance. Our results show that the fabricated filter has very low sensitivity to temperature 1.77 and 1.38 pm/K, moderate sensitivity to elongation 1.35 and 1.12 nm/mstrain, and extremely high sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure 6.14 and 3.30 nm/MPa, respectively at the first and the second resonance.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2008
Published: October 13, 2008

Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach, Alicja Anuszkiewicz, Waclaw Urbanczyk, and Jan Wojcik, "Sensing characteristics of rocking filter fabricated in microstructured birefringent fiber using fusion arc splicer," Opt. Express 16, 17249-17259 (2008)

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