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Etched optical fiber sensors and components
Author(s): Masoud Vaziri; Chin-Lin Chen
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Paper Abstract

We report two fiber components with the geometrical features etched directly on the fiber cladding. When fibers with etched corrugation structures are stretched or compressed longitudinally, lateral bending occurs. For multimode fibers, the lateral bending leads to attenuation. For two-mode or few-mode fibers, lateral bending causes modal coupling. Taking advantage of these effects, multimode fiber strain sensing elements and two-mode modal couplers are realized. The theoretical models and experimental results of these etched fiber components are presented. For quantitative characterization of the modal couplers, a novel polarization independent LP11 mode stripper was designed and implemented with etched fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2622, Optical Engineering Midwest '95, (18 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.216821
Show Author Affiliations
Masoud Vaziri, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Chin-Lin Chen, Purdue Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2622:
Optical Engineering Midwest '95
Rudolph P. Guzik, Editor(s)

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