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Experimental investigation of long period grating working in transition mode
Author(s): Luis Melo; Geoff Burton; Stephen Warwick; Peter Wild
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Paper Abstract

An experimental investigation of the transition modes of long period gratings (LPG) is reported. Coating LPGs with a material of high refractive index causes a reorganization of the cladding modes, leading to a substantial increase in sensitivity to changes in the surrounding refractive index (SRI). The thickness of polystyrene coatings on optical fibers, applied by dip-coating, was measured by scanning electron microscopy. The maximum sensitivity and corresponding SRI of each coating thickness was then determined by analyzing the attenuation bands in the transmission spectrum.

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Date Published: 2 June 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 915750 (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059464
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Luis Melo, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Geoff Burton, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Stephen Warwick, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Peter Wild, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9157:
23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
José M. López-Higuera; Julian D. C. Jones; Manuel López-Amo; José Luis Santos, Editor(s)

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