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Optical characterization of optical fiber submitted to radial strength
Author(s): Renato Amaro Zangaro; R. Barreto da Silva; Landulfo Silveira Jr.; Ricardo E. Medrano; Marcos T. T. Pacheco
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Paper Abstract

This experiment presents the characterization of a medium birefringence single mode optical fiber within a composite, when submitted to radial strength. The system operation is based on elasto-optic effect, which induces birefringence in the optical fiber, modifying the polarization state of the guided light. The changes in the polarization state of the signal are converted into intensity variations and are detected by a silicon photodiode and analyzed using a microcomputer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2509, Smart Structures: Optical Instrumentation and Sensing Systems, (21 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221117
Show Author Affiliations
Renato Amaro Zangaro, UNIVAP (Brazil)
R. Barreto da Silva, UNIVAP (Brazil)
Landulfo Silveira Jr., UNIVAP (Brazil)
Ricardo E. Medrano, UNIVAP (Brazil)
Marcos T. T. Pacheco, UNIVAP (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2509:
Smart Structures: Optical Instrumentation and Sensing Systems
Deepak G. Uttamchandani, Editor(s)

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