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Optical coatings to reduce temperature sensitivity of polarization-maintaining fibers for smart structures and skins
Author(s): Feng Zhang; John W.Y. Lit
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Paper Abstract

This paper shows a method to minimize the temperature sensitivity by coating an elliptical core fiber with an additional thin elliptical cladding. We analyze the temperature and the strain sensitivities of the fiber and discuss the design of such temperature-insensitive fibers with high strain sensitivities, suitable for smart structures and skin sensors.

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Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1588, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins IV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50168
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Feng Zhang, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
John W.Y. Lit, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1588:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins IV

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