Sensitivity of highly birefringent photonic bandgap fibers to temperature and strain

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Authors

  • Francis Berghmans
  • Marcin Szpulak
  • Tadeusz Martynkien
  • Jacek Olszewski
  • Waclaw Urbanczyk
  • Tomasz Nasilowski
  • Rafal Kotynski
  • Hugo Thienpont

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Abstract

We analyzed spectral dependence of modal birefringence and susceptibility to temperature and to strain in two birefringent photonic bandgap fibers. The birefringence in these fibers is induced by the elliptical shape of either the core or the cladding holes. We show that in one of the fibers, the sensitivity to temperature and to strain reaches zero in the center of the photonic bandgap. Our calculation method is fully vectorial and based on a hybrid edge/nodal finite element approach.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Pages355-358
Publication statusPublished - May 2005
Event2005 - SPIE: Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors - Oud St-Jan Art and Congress Centre, Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 23 May 200527 May 2005

Conference

Conference2005 - SPIE
CountryBelgium
CityBruges
Period2005-05-232005-05-27

Keywords

  • photonic bandgap fibers, birefringence, strain, temperature, sensitivity

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