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Sensing properties of germanate and tellurite glass optical fibres
Author(s): Hongxia Li; Joris Lousteau; Rui Suo; Xin Jiang; William N. MacPherson; Henry T. Bookey; James S. Barton; Ajoy K. Kar; Lin Zhang; Animesh Jha; Ian Bennion
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Paper Abstract

Strain and thermal sensitivities of germanate and tellurite glass fibres were measured using a fibre Fabry-Perot (FFP) interferometer and fibre Bragg gratings (FBG). The strain phase sensitivity for germanate and tellurite fibre were 5900×103 rad/m and 5600×103 rad/m respectively at a central wavelength of 1540nm using FFP interferometer, which is consistent with the value of 1.22pm/με obtained for a germanate fibre FBG. The Young's modulus for germanate and tellurite fibre were also measured to be 58GPa and 37GPa. The thermal responses of germanate fibre were examined as 24.71 and 16.80 pm/°C at 1540nm and 1033nm wavelength using the FBG.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 75032O (5 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.835317
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Hongxia Li, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Joris Lousteau, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Rui Suo, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Xin Jiang, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
William N. MacPherson, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Henry T. Bookey, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
James S. Barton, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ajoy K. Kar, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Lin Zhang, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Animesh Jha, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Ian Bennion, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7503:
20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Julian D. C. Jones, Editor(s)

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