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Thermo-optic effect of an index guiding photonic crystal fiber with elastomer inclusions
Author(s): C. Markos; K. Vlachos; G. Kakarantzas
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we demonstrate numerically and experimentally the temperature dependence of a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) infiltrated with PDMS elastomer. We investigated the guiding properties of the PDMS-filled PCF and we present the variation of the effective index and effective modal areas of the fundamental guiding mode at 633 and 1550 nm, for a range of temperatures from 20°C to 75°C. Experimental measurements have shown an up to ~6% power recovery of the bend-induced loss for a 6-cm long PDMS-filled PCF at 4 cm bend diameter.

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Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 775340 (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886004
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C. Markos, National Hellenic Research Foundation (Greece)
Univ. of Patras (Greece)
K. Vlachos, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
G. Kakarantzas, National Hellenic Research Foundation (Greece)

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

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