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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 3955–3960

Stress distribution and induced birefringence analysis for pressure vector sensing based on single mode fibers

Zhengyong Li, Chongqing Wu, Hui Dong, P. Shum, C. Y. Tian, and S. Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 3955-3960 (2008)

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We propose a theoretical approach to analyze the pressure stress distribution in single mode fibers (SMFs) and achieve the analytical expression of stress function, from which we obtain the stress components with their patterns in the core and compute their induced birefringence. Then we perform a pressure vector sensing based on ~2 km SMF. Using Mueller matrix method we measure the birefringence vectors which are employed to compute the pressure magnitudes and their orientation. When rotating the pressure around the fiber, the corresponding birefringence vector rotates around a circle with double speed. Statistics show the average deviation of calculated pressure-magnitude to practical value is ~0.17 N and it is ~0.85° for orientation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2008
Published: March 10, 2008

Zhengyong Li, Chongqing Wu, Hui Dong, P. Shum, C. Y. Tian, and S. Zhao, "Stress distribution and induced birefringence analysis for pressure vector sensing based on single mode fibers," Opt. Express 16, 3955-3960 (2008)

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