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Thermal Dependence Of Stress-Induced Birefringence In Single Mode Optical Fibers
Author(s): J. W. Berthold; L. B. Thompson
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Paper Abstract

Measurements of the change in stress-induced birefringence with temperature in single mode optical fibers are reported. The fibers examined include those with low residual stress birefringence that have circular and elliptical cores. A section of each fiber was placed under constant load with weights and heated inside a furnace. Polarized light was coupled into and out of the fiber ends outside the furnace. Two mutually perpendicular polarization components were analyzed and detected at the fiber output end. Changes in the detected signal levels were monitored as a function of the temperature of the single mode fiber stressed under constant load. Discussion of results and applications to localized stress measurements at high temperatures are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0478, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors II, (17 September 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.942663
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J. W. Berthold, The Babcock & Wilcox Company (United States)
L. B. Thompson, The Babcock & Wilcox Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0478:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors II
Emery L. Moore; O. Glenn Ramer, Editor(s)

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