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Photo induced refractive index changes in two-mode elliptical core fibers: Applications
Author(s): Ashish M. Vengsarkar; Jonathan A. Greene; Kent A. Murphy
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Paper Abstract

Photoinduced refractive-index gratings are shown to affect the differential phase modulation between the LP and LP11 modes copropagating within the core of a germanium-doped (Ge-doped) two-mode elliptical-core (e-core) fiber. The beat length of fibers containing such gratings is shown to vary as a function of strain applied to the fiber leading to a new type of weighted optical fiber sensor whose sensitivity varies as a function of length along the structure to which it is attached or embedded. This novel type of spatially-weighted distributed fiber sensor is shown experimentally to function as an efficient vibration mode filter by enhancing either the first or second mode of a thin cantilever beam. These results support future applications of spatially-weighted/distributed optical fiber sensors for the evaluation and control of vibrating structures. I.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1622, Emerging Optoelectronic Technologies, (16 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.637004
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Ashish M. Vengsarkar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Jonathan A. Greene, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Kent A. Murphy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1622:
Emerging Optoelectronic Technologies
Krishna Shenai; Ananth Selvarajan; C. Kumar N. Patel; C. N. R. Rao; B. S. Sonde; Vijai K. Tripathi, Editor(s)

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