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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25535–25544

Spectral characterization of polarization dependent loss of locally pressed fiber Bragg grating

Yiping Wang, Ming Wang, and Xiaoqin Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25535-25544 (2011)

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In this paper, the spectral characterization of polarization dependent loss (PDL) of locally pressed fiber Bragg grating (FBG) is analyzed. The evolution of the PDL response of a FBG as functions of the load magnitude the loaded length of the grating and the position of the load are studied. The physical model is presented and a numerical simulation based on the modified transfer matrix method is also used to calculate the PDL response of the FBG. The theoretical analysis and numerical simulation suggest that the PDL response of the FBG has potential applications for distributed diametric load sensor. Good agreements between experimental results and numerical simulations have been obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2011
Published: November 30, 2011

Yiping Wang, Ming Wang, and Xiaoqin Huang, "Spectral characterization of polarization dependent loss of locally pressed fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Express 19, 25535-25544 (2011)

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