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8 March 2004 Small form-factor PANDA-type HiBi fiber for sensing applications
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Proceedings Volume 5272, Industrial and Highway Sensors Technology; (2004)
Event: Optical Technologies for Industrial, Environmental, and Biological Sensing, 2003, Providence, RI, United States
For intrinsic fiber optic sensors such as interferometric fiber optic gyroscopes that use polarization maintaining fibers, performance of the fibers that constitute the sensing coils is a key issue. In general, requirements include small form-factor, good bend performance, tight tolerances on fiber geometry and ability to maintain a single polarization state. Currently, bow-tie or elliptical clad type high birefringence fibers are used in such sensors. This paper deals with the development and characterization of small form-factor (80 μm) PANDA style high birefringence fibers for sensing applications at different wavelengths of interest. The rationale and advantages of the new design are discussed along with geometrical and optical characteristics of one new fiber. Performance data of the fiber in terms of cross-talk variation in the -55 to + 85°C temperature range are presented.
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Mansoor Alam, Douglas Guertin, Julia Farroni, Jaroslaw Abramczyk, Nick Jacobson, and Kanishka Tankala "Small form-factor PANDA-type HiBi fiber for sensing applications", Proc. SPIE 5272, Industrial and Highway Sensors Technology, (8 March 2004);

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