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Small form-factor PANDA-type HiBi fiber for sensing applications
Author(s): Mansoor Alam; Douglas Guertin; Julia Farroni; Jaroslaw Abramczyk; Nick Jacobson; Kanishka Tankala
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Paper Abstract

For intrinsic fiber optic sensors such as interferometric fiber optic gyroscopes that use polarization maintaining fibers, performance of the fibers that constitute the sensing coils is a key issue. In general, requirements include small form-factor, good bend performance, tight tolerances on fiber geometry and ability to maintain a single polarization state. Currently, bow-tie or elliptical clad type high birefringence fibers are used in such sensors. This paper deals with the development and characterization of small form-factor (80 μm) PANDA style high birefringence fibers for sensing applications at different wavelengths of interest. The rationale and advantages of the new design are discussed along with geometrical and optical characteristics of one new fiber. Performance data of the fiber in terms of cross-talk variation in the -55 to + 85°C temperature range are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5272, Industrial and Highway Sensors Technology, (8 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.514751
Show Author Affiliations
Mansoor Alam, Nufern (United States)
Douglas Guertin, Nufern (United States)
Julia Farroni, Nufern (United States)
Jaroslaw Abramczyk, Nufern (United States)
Nick Jacobson, Nufern (United States)
Kanishka Tankala, Nufern (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5272:
Industrial and Highway Sensors Technology
Brian Culshaw; Samuel David Crossley; Helmut E. Knee; Michael A. Marcus; John P. Dakin, Editor(s)

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