Measurements of stress-optic coefficient in polymer optical fibers


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.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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
Publication ISSN: 1539-4794
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2024 17:26
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2010 10:12
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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. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5495-1296)


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