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Polarization properties of smart structures based on highly birefringent fibers
Author(s): Tomasz R. Wolinski; Witold Konopka; Andrzej W. Domanski
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents results of extended studies on polarization interferometry in fiber optic smart structures. The smart structures consisted of highly birefringent (Hi- Bi) bow-tie and different types of side-hole fibers embedded in a cylindrical epoxy cylinder. The objective was to investigate and compare optical properties of different types of smart structures subjected to selected deformation effects mostly induced by hydrostatic pressure (up to 300 MPa) and temperature, whereas polarization properties of the transmitted optical signal have been investigated. Furthermore, a new experimental set-up was proposed based on the use of fiber optic connectors that make the whole system easy to handle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3745, Interferometry '99: Applications, (17 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357793
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Tomasz R. Wolinski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Witold Konopka, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Andrzej W. Domanski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3745:
Interferometry '99: Applications
Werner P. O. Jueptner; Krzysztof Patorski, Editor(s)

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