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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3985–3987

Potential of Brillouin scattering in polymer optical fiber for strain-insensitive high-accuracy temperature sensing

Yosuke Mizuno and Kentaro Nakamura  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 3985-3987 (2010)

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We investigated the dependences of Brillouin frequency shift (BFS) on strain and temperature in a perfluorinated graded-index polymer optical fiber (PFGI-POF) at 1.55 μm wavelength. They showed negative dependences with coefficients of 121.8 MHz / % and 4.09 MHz / K , respectively, which are 0.2 and 3.5 times as large as those in silica fibers. These unique BFS dependences indicate that the Brillouin scattering in PFGI-POFs has a big potential for strain-insensitive high-accuracy temperature sensing.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2010
Published: November 23, 2010

Yosuke Mizuno and Kentaro Nakamura, "Potential of Brillouin scattering in polymer optical fiber for strain-insensitive high-accuracy temperature sensing," Opt. Lett. 35, 3985-3987 (2010)

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