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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1997
  • pp: 837–839

Fiber-optic microbend sensor structure

Denis Ðonlagić and Miha Završnik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 837-839 (1997)

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We proposed and experimentally investigated a novel microbend sensor structure. The structure is composed of single-mode leads and multimode sensing fiber. The proposed structure exhibited a level of sensitivity as much as six times higher than that of the classical microbend sensor configuration when the same sensing fiber was used. Additionally, single-mode leads reduce lead noise and allow the use of more-coherent sources. The total loss of the proposed nondeformed structure is near 2 dB when the proper splicing method is used.

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Denis Ðonlagić and Miha Završnik, "Fiber-optic microbend sensor structure," Opt. Lett. 22, 837-839 (1997)

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