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Very high polarimetric sensitivity to strain of second order mode of highly birefringent microstructured fibre

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Tomasz Nasilowski, Pawel Marc, Leszek Jaroszewicz

Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Krzysztof Skorupski, Mariusz Makara, Pawel Mergo

Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)

Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach

Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77533O (May 17, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.886742
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  • 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
  • Ottawa, Canada | May 15, 2011

abstract

Microstructured fibres (MSF) or photonic crystal fibres (PCF) possess a number of unique properties enabling a wide range of novel applications either in the telecommunication or in the sensing domain. In this paper we show that highly birefringent (HB) MSF with a dedicated design that allows inscribing fibre Bragg gratings in the MSF core can serve as pressure or stress transducers with extremely large sensitivity of second order mode, while exhibiting a low sensitivity to temperature drifts. Therefore, Bragg gratings inscribed in such MSF may offer a viable alternative to traditional optical fibre sensors of much lower stress sensitivity that require temperature compensation mechanisms and that are not intrinsically capable of distinguishing stress and temperature.

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Tomasz Nasilowski ; Krzysztof Skorupski ; Mariusz Makara ; Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach ; Pawel Mergo, et al.
"Very high polarimetric sensitivity to strain of second order mode of highly birefringent microstructured fibre", Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77533O (May 17, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.886742; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.886742


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