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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 15113–15121

Highly birefringent microstructured fibers with enhanced sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure

Tadeusz Martynkien, Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach, Jacek Olszewski, Jan Wojcik, Paweł Mergo, Thomas Geernaert, Camille Sonnenfeld, Alicja Anuszkiewicz, Marcin K. Szczurowski, Karol Tarnowski, Mariusz Makara, Krzysztof Skorupski, Jacek Klimek, Krzysztof Poturaj, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Tomasz Nasilowski, Francis Berghmans, and Hugo Thienpont  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 15113-15121 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.015113


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Abstract

We designed, manufactured and characterized two birefringent microstructured fibers that feature a 5-fold increase in polarimetric sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure compared to the earlier reported values for microstructured fibers. We demonstrate a good agreement between the finite element simulations and the experimental values for the polarimetric sensitivity to pressure and to temperature. The sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure has a negative sign and exceeds −43 rad/MPa × m at 1.55 μm for both fibers. In combination with the very low sensitivity to temperature, this makes our fibers the candidates of choice for the development of microstructured fiber based hydrostatic pressure measurement systems.

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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
(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: April 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2010
Published: June 30, 2010

Citation
Tadeusz Martynkien, Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach, Jacek Olszewski, Jan Wojcik, Paweł Mergo, Thomas Geernaert, Camille Sonnenfeld, Alicja Anuszkiewicz, Marcin K. Szczurowski, Karol Tarnowski, Mariusz Makara, Krzysztof Skorupski, Jacek Klimek, Krzysztof Poturaj, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Tomasz Nasilowski, Francis Berghmans, and Hugo Thienpont, "Highly birefringent microstructured fibers with enhanced sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure," Opt. Express 18, 15113-15121 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-15113


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