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Very high polarimetric sensitivity to strain of second order mode of highly birefringent microstructured fibre
Author(s): Tomasz Nasilowski; Krzysztof Skorupski; Mariusz Makara; Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach; Pawel Mergo; Pawel Marc; Leszek Jaroszewicz
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Paper Abstract

Microstructured fibres (MSF) or photonic crystal fibres (PCF) possess a number of unique properties enabling a wide range of novel applications either in the telecommunication or in the sensing domain. In this paper we show that highly birefringent (HB) MSF with a dedicated design that allows inscribing fibre Bragg gratings in the MSF core can serve as pressure or stress transducers with extremely large sensitivity of second order mode, while exhibiting a low sensitivity to temperature drifts. Therefore, Bragg gratings inscribed in such MSF may offer a viable alternative to traditional optical fibre sensors of much lower stress sensitivity that require temperature compensation mechanisms and that are not intrinsically capable of distinguishing stress and temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77533O (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886742
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Tomasz Nasilowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Krzysztof Skorupski, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Mariusz Makara, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Pawel Mergo, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Pawel Marc, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Leszek Jaroszewicz, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7753:
21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Jacques Albert; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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