Measurements of polarimetric sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure, strain and temperature in birefringent dual-core microstructured polymer fiber

Szczurowski, Marcin K., Martynkien, Tadeusz, Statkiewicz, Gabriela, Urbancsyk, Waclaw and Webb, David J. (2010). Measurements of polarimetric sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure, strain and temperature in birefringent dual-core microstructured polymer fiber. Optics Express, 18 (12), pp. 12076-12087.

Abstract

We experimentally characterized a birefringent microstructured polymer fiber of specific construction, which allows for single mode propagation in two cores separated by a pair of large holes. The fiber exhibits high birefringence in each of the cores as well as relatively weak coupling between the cores. Spectral dependence of the group and the phase modal birefringence was measured using an interferometric method. We have also measured the sensing characteristics of the fiber such as polarimetric sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure, strain and temperature. Moreover, we have studied the effect of hydrostatic pressure and strain on coupling between the cores.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.012076
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Additional Information: © 2010 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Optics Express 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/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-12-12076. 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: birefringent microstructured polymer fiber,single mode,propagation,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2010-06-07
Authors: Szczurowski, Marcin K.
Martynkien, Tadeusz
Statkiewicz, Gabriela
Urbancsyk, Waclaw
Webb, David J. ( 0000-0002-5495-1296)

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