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Integration of the finite element and beam propagation methods to determine performance of microbend sensors
Author(s): Mardi C. Hastings; David W. Nippa
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Paper Abstract

Many parameters contribute to the performance of microbend sensors. These include fiber core radius, cladding radius, jacket radius, core and cladding refractive indices, core refracti"e index profile, fiber flexural rigidity, light source wavelength, light source power, spatial bend wavelength, number of bends and bend amplitude. Electromagnetic wave theory predicts that power lost from the core in a microbend is optimum when the fiber's spatial bend frequency equals the difference in propagation constants between the propagating and radiated modes.

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Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2360, Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185078
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Mardi C. Hastings, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
David W. Nippa, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2360:
Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Brian Culshaw; Julian D. C. Jones, Editor(s)

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