14 September 1994 Integration of the finite element and beam propagation methods to determine performance of microbend sensors
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Proceedings Volume 2360, Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185078
Event: 10th Optical Fibre Sensors Conference, 1994, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Abstract
Many parameters contribute to the performance of microbend sensors. These include fiber core radius, cladding radius, jacket radius, core and cladding refractive indices, core refracti"e index profile, fiber flexural rigidity, light source wavelength, light source power, spatial bend wavelength, number of bends and bend amplitude. Electromagnetic wave theory predicts that power lost from the core in a microbend is optimum when the fiber's spatial bend frequency equals the difference in propagation constants between the propagating and radiated modes.
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Mardi C. Hastings, David W. Nippa, "Integration of the finite element and beam propagation methods to determine performance of microbend sensors", Proc. SPIE 2360, Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185078; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185078
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