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Sensing characteristics of polymer highly birefringent side-hole fiber
Author(s): Paweł Mergo; Jacek Klimek; Krzysztof Skorupski; Katarzyna Gąsior; Mateusz Grzondko; Tadeusz Martynkien; Grzegorz Wójcik; Aleksander Walewski; Janusz Pédzisz; Jarosław Kopeć; Wacław Urbańczyk
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the sensor characteristics of highly birefringent polymer side-hole optical fiber. The fiber core with greater refractive index was made of copolymer PMMA-PS, while the cladding of pure PMMA. The fabricated fiber showed relatively low losses of the order of 6 dB/m in the visible range. We measured several sensing characteristics in the fabricated fiber, including birefringence and polarimetric sensitivity to pressure and temperature. The fiber showed high polarimetric sensitivity to pressure, which is directly related to the presence of two large holes transferring symmetrical load applied to the cladding into nonsymmetric stress distribution in the core region. This in turn changes modal birefringence of the investigated fiber and increases the sensitivity to pressure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8902, Electron Technology Conference 2013, 89021N (25 July 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2031299
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Paweł Mergo, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Jacek Klimek, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Krzysztof Skorupski, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Katarzyna Gąsior, Wrocław Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Mateusz Grzondko, Wrocław Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tadeusz Martynkien, Wrocław Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Grzegorz Wójcik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Aleksander Walewski, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Janusz Pédzisz, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Jarosław Kopeć, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Wacław Urbańczyk, Wrocław Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8902:
Electron Technology Conference 2013
Pawel Szczepanski; Ryszard Kisiel; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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