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Temperature effects in the modal phase shift of a weakly guiding fiber
Author(s): Claudio Oliveira Egalon; Robert S. Rogowski
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Paper Abstract

Temperature may be determined by monitoring the modal phase shift of an optical fiber. In this paper we present the results of a numerical model that has been developed to calculate the phase shift of a weakly guiding optical fiber due to thermal strain. Whenever an optical fiber is subjected to temperature changes, the optical path length, the index of refraction and the propagation constants of each fiber mode change. In consequence, the modal phase term, (beta) inL, of the fields is also modified. A relationship for the modal phase shift is presented. This relation is applied to both single mode and two mode fibers in order to determine the sensitivity characteristics of fibers that are subjected to temperature changes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1798, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins V, (26 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141313
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Claudio Oliveira Egalon, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Robert S. Rogowski, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1798:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins V
Richard O. Claus; Robert S. Rogowski, Editor(s)

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