Differential birefringence in Bragg gratings in multicore fiber under transverse stress

Silva-Lopez, Manuel, Li, Cheng, MacPherson, William N., Moore, Andrew J., Barton, James S., Jones, Julian D.C., Zhao, Donghui, Zhang, Lin and Bennion, Ian (2004). Differential birefringence in Bragg gratings in multicore fiber under transverse stress. Optics Letters, 29 (19), pp. 2225-2227.

Abstract

We present experimental measurements of the peak splitting of the reflection spectra of fiber Bragg gratings as a result of birefringence induced by transverse loading of a multicore fiber. Measurements show that the splitting is a function of the applied load and the direction of the load relative to the azimuth of the fiber. A model for calculating the stress in the fiber that is due to an applied load is in good agreement with our experimental observations.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002225
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Additional Information: © 2004 Optical Society of America This paper was published in Optics letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-19-2227. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2004-10
Authors: Silva-Lopez, Manuel
Li, Cheng
MacPherson, William N.
Moore, Andrew J.
Barton, James S.
Jones, Julian D.C.
Zhao, Donghui
Zhang, Lin ( 0000-0002-1691-5577)
Bennion, Ian

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