Measurements of stress-optic coefficient in polymer optical fibers

Szczurowski, Marcin K., Martynkien, Tadeusz, Statkiewicz-Barabach, Gabriela, Urbanczyk, Waclaw, Khan, Lutful and Webb, David J. (2010). Measurements of stress-optic coefficient in polymer optical fibers. Optics Letters, 35 (12), pp. 2013-2015.

Abstract

We have systematically measured the differential stress-optic coefficient, ?C, in a number of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) fibers drawn with different stress, ranging from 2 up to 27 MPa. ?C was determined in transverse illumination by measuring the dependence of birefringence on additional axial stress applied to the fiber. Our results show that ?C in PMMA fibers has a negative sign and ranges from -4.5 to -4.5×10-12 Pa-1, depending on the drawing stress. Increase of the drawing stress results in greater initial fiber birefringence and lower ?C.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002013
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Additional Information: © 2010 Optical Society of America
Uncontrolled Keywords: differential stress-optic coefficient,poly(methyl methacrylate) fibers,stress,transverse illumination,dependence,birefringence,fiber birefringence,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2010-06-08
Authors: Szczurowski, Marcin K.
Martynkien, Tadeusz
Statkiewicz-Barabach, Gabriela
Urbanczyk, Waclaw
Khan, Lutful
Webb, David J. ( 0000-0002-5495-1296)

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