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Multiparameter sensitivities of birefringent photonic crystal fiber
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Paper Abstract

Polarization maintaining photonic crystal fibers constitute a new class of birefringent optical fibers with strong separation of polarization modes and large possibilities of tailoring different parameters. These advantages appear to be perfect for designing optical fiber sensor, so we decided to test this type of fiber. A plane-wave method was used to numerically calculate the effective refractive indices and the field distribution of the propagation modes. The simulation results were compared with experimental measurements of the birefringence and finally the fiber was experienced as a sensor with fully automated set-up. The verification of temperature sensitivity simulations was performed too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5576, Lightguides and their Applications II, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.581619
Show Author Affiliations
Tomasz Nasilowski, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Piotr Lesiak, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Rafal Kotynski, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Maciej K. Antkowiak, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Belgian Nuclear Research Ctr. (Belgium)
Francis Berghmans, Belgian Nuclear Research Ctr. (Belgium)
Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Pawel Mergo, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Jan Wojcik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5576:
Lightguides and their Applications II
Jan Wojcik; Waldemar Wojcik, Editor(s)

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