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Hybrid fiber optic interferometers for temperature and strain measurements
Author(s): Tianyin Wu; Wenwen Quan; Laipeng Shao; Hanglin Lu; Jing Du; Junhui Hu
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Paper Abstract

The hybrid fiber optic interferometers are proposed and experimentally demonstrated. In our schemes, the hybrid fiber optic interferometers are constructed by single mode-multimode-polarization maintaining-single mode optical fiber (SMPS) structure and a Sagnac loop. The temperature and strain characteristics of the hybrid interferometers are studied in experiment, and the sensitivities depending on the length of polarization maintaining optical fiber (PMF) and multimode optical fiber (MMF) are detailedly investigated in experiment. The experimental results have demonstrated that the PMF and MMF lengths have low affect on the strain sensitivity but has great influence on the temperature sensitivity. The achieved strain sensitivity is 37.2pm/με for 10cm PMF and 12cm MMF. The achieved strain sensitivity is 38.0pm/με for 12cm PMF when the length of MMF is fixed at 15cm, and is 37.2 pm/με for 12cm MMF when the length of PMF is fixed at 10cm. The obtained temperature sensitivities is 1.723nm/°C when the length of MPF is 8cm with the fixed length of 15cm MMF, and the obtained temperature sensitivities reach 1.848nm/℃when the length of MMF is 12cm with the fixed length of 10cm PMF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10464, AOPC 2017: Fiber Optic Sensing and Optical Communications, 104641S (25 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2285508
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Tianyin Wu, Guangxi Normal Univ. (China)
Wenwen Quan, Guangxi Normal Univ. (China)
Laipeng Shao, Guangxi Normal Univ. (China)
Hanglin Lu, Guangxi Normal Univ. (China)
Jing Du, Guangxi Normal Univ. (China)
Junhui Hu, Guangxi Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10464:
AOPC 2017: Fiber Optic Sensing and Optical Communications
Zi-Sen Zhao; Leping Wei; Yanbiao Liao; Weixu Zhang; Desheng Jiang; Wei Wang; Kenneth T. V. Grattan, Editor(s)

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