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Environmental performance of an elliptical core polarization maintaining optical fiber for fiber-optic gyro applications
Author(s): Vincent P. Martinelli; Emily M. Squires; James J. Watkins
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Paper Abstract

Corning has introduced a new polarization-maintaining optical fiber to satisfy customer requirements for a range of commercial and military FOG applications. This fiber has an elliptical core, matched-clad design, and is intended for operation in the 780 to 850 nm wavelength region. The fiber has a beat length less than 1.5 mm, attenuation rate less than 10 dB/km, and a typical coiled h-parameter less than 1.5 X 10-4 m-1 in the designated operating wavelength range. It has a cladding diameter of 80 micrometers and a coating diameter of 185 micrometers . The coating is an acrylate system, similar to that used in telecommunications optical fibers. We report on the performance of this elliptical core fiber for a variety of environmental exposures representative of an automotive application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2070, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XI, (9 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169904
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Vincent P. Martinelli, Corning Incorporated (United States)
Emily M. Squires, Corning Incorporated (United States)
James J. Watkins, Corning Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2070:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XI
Ramon P. DePaula, Editor(s)

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