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Polarization mode dispersion effects in embedded fiber optic strain sensors
Author(s): Avishay Eyal; M. Ben-Artzi; Ofer Shapiro; Moshe Tur
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Paper Abstract

The strain of an optical fiber, embedded in a composite laminated plate, was measured using radio frequency interferometry. While the response of a similar fiber glued to the plate was linear with the applied loading, the strain experienced by the embedded fiber exhibited significant fluctuations around the linear expected trend. This phenomenon is qualitatively described in terms of polarization mode dispersion associated with excess fiber birefringence, which was introduced during the manufacturing process of the laminated plate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3321, 1996 Symposium on Smart Materials, Structures, and MEMS, (16 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305564
Show Author Affiliations
Avishay Eyal, Tel-Aviv Univ. (United States)
M. Ben-Artzi, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Ofer Shapiro, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Moshe Tur, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3321:
1996 Symposium on Smart Materials, Structures, and MEMS
Vasu K. Aatre; Vijay K. Varadan; Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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