1 February 1992 Temperature sensitivity measurements of high-birefringent polarization-maintaining fibers
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The temperature sensitivities of three common types of commercially available high- birefringent PM fibers (bow-tie, PANDA and elliptical core fiber) have been measured by a dynamic polarimetric method. The phase retardation of two eigen polarizations in these fibers have been obtained and compared, with the temperature changing from -10 °C to 100 °C. An oil bath was used to heat the fibers and dry ice to produce low temperatures. The results show that within the above temperature range, the phase retardation of these three fibers increase almost linearly with temperature. The temperature sensitivities of the bow-tie, PANDA and elliptical core fibers are 7.35, 7.57 and 1.1 rad/m °C, respectively.
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Feng Zhang and John W.Y. Lit "Temperature sensitivity measurements of high-birefringent polarization-maintaining fibers", Proc. SPIE 1580, Fiber Optic Components and Reliability, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135402; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.135402

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