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Polarimetric sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure and temperature in birefringent dual-core microstructured polymer fiber
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Paper Abstract

We experimentally characterized a birefringent microstructured polymer fiber of specific construction, which allows for single mode propagation in two cores separated by a pair of large holes. The fiber exhibits high birefringence in each of the cores as well as relatively weak coupling between the cores. Spectral dependence of the group and the phase modal birefringence was measured using an interferometric method. We have also measured the sensing characteristics of the fiber such as the polarimetric sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure and temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7653, Fourth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 76530D (8 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865856
Show Author Affiliations
Marcin K. Szczurowski, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tadeusz Martynkien, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Waclaw Urbanczyk, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
David J. Webb, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7653:
Fourth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
José Luís Santos; Brian Culshaw; José Miguel López-Higuera; William N. MacPherson, Editor(s)

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