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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2481–2486

Strain and temperature sensitivities of an elliptical hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber based on Sagnac interferometer

Gilhwan Kim, Taiyong Cho, Kyujin Hwang, Kwanil Lee, Kyung S. Lee, Young-Geun Han, and Sang Bae Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2481-2486 (2009)

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We fabricated an elliptical hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber (EC-PBGF) by controlling lateral tension in the hollow core region during the fiber drawing process. The absolute value of group modal birefringence becomes relatively high near the bandgap boundaries. We also experimentally measured the strain and temperature sensitivities of the fabricated EC-PBGF-based Sagnac loop interferometer. The strain and temperature sensitivities were very much dependent upon the wavelength. Moreover this PBGF-based interferometer can be a good sensor of physical parameters such as strain and temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(120.5790) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Sagnac effect

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2009
Published: February 5, 2009

Gilhwan Kim, Taiyong Cho, Kyujin Hwang, Kwanil Lee, Kyung S. Lee, Young-Geun Han, and Sang Bae Lee, "Strain and temperature sensitivities of an elliptical hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber based on Sagnac interferometer," Opt. Express 17, 2481-2486 (2009)

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