Strain and temperature sensitivity of a single-mode polymer optical fiber


We have measured the optical phase sensitivity of fiber based on poly(methyl methacrylate) under near-single-mode conditions at 632.8 nm wavelength. The elongation sensitivity is 131±3 × 105 rad m-1 and the temperature sensitivity is -212±26 rad m -1 K-1. These values are somewhat larger than those for silica fiber and are consistent with the values expected on the basis of the bulk polymer properties. © 2005 Optical Society of America.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
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Uncontrolled Keywords: optical phase sensitivity,fiber based on poly(methyl methacrylate),near-single-mode conditions,elongation sensitivity,temperature sensitivity,bulk polymer properties
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Published Date: 2005-12
Authors: Silva-López, Manuel
Fender, Amanda
MacPherson, William N.
Barton, James S.
Jones, Julian D.C.
Zhao, Donghui
Webb, David J. ( 0000-0002-5495-1296)
Zhang, Lin ( 0000-0002-1691-5577)
Bennion, Ian



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