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Polarisation mode coupling of excessively tilted fibre Bragg gratings with directional transverse loading
Author(s): Rui Suo; Xianfeng Chen; Kaiming Zhou; Lin Zhang; Ian Bennion
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Paper Abstract

We report a distinctive polarisation mode coupling behaviour of tilted fibre Bragg gratings (TFBGs) with tilted angle exceeding 45°. The ex-45° TFBGs exhibit pronounced polarisation mode splitting resulted from grating structure asymmetry induced birefringence. We have studied and analysed the property of ex-45° TFBGs under transverse load applied to their equivalent fast- and slow-axis. The results show that the coupling between the orthogonally polarised modes takes place only when the load is applied to its fast-axis, giving a prominent directional loading response. This transverse load related polarisation property may be exploitable for implementation of optical fibre vector sensors capable of measuring the magnitude and orientation of the applied transverse load.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7004, 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 700443 (16 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786048
Show Author Affiliations
Rui Suo, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Xianfeng Chen, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kaiming Zhou, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Lin Zhang, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ian Bennion, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7004:
19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors

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