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Study of the optomechanical response of a diametrically loaded high-birefringent optical fiber
Author(s): Yu-Lung Lo; James S. Sirkis; K. T. Ritchie
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an experimental and finite-element study of the optomechanical response of a diametrically loaded Bow-Tie high-birefringent optical fiber. The thermomechanical finite-element analysis performed in this study uses PATRAN as the solid modeler and ABAQUS as the analysis package. The purpose of the study is to determine the effect of a diametrical load on the optical phase generated by polarimetric sensors as a function of polar angle. This is done in order to understand the behavior of structurally embedded polarimetric sensors, and to determine the effect of load-induced rotation of principal optical axis in a Bow- Tie fiber so as to assess the response of the lead-insensitivity of lead-insensitive embedded polarimetric sensor configurations. The results indicate that the stress concentrations produced by the stress applying parts are responsible for a polarimetric phase sensitivity that is a function of the applied load direction. The results further indicate that the diametric loads do not significantly alter the principal optical axes in the lead-in fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2444, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207669
Show Author Affiliations
Yu-Lung Lo, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
James S. Sirkis, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
K. T. Ritchie, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2444:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation
William B. Spillman, Editor(s)

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