9 April 2007 Sensing applications of photonic crystal fibres
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Proceedings Volume 6608, Lightguides and Their Applications III; 660802 (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.739311
Event: Lightguides and Their Applications III, 2006, Krasnobród, Poland
Abstract
Fast, frequent, accurate and reliable measurements of physical factors such as temperature, stress or strain play a key role when it comes to ensuring the smooth operation of processes in many domestic, commercial and industrial constructions or devices. For example, most fabrication devices and production process rely on temperature and stress measurements to operate; and most large buildings depend on a series of temperature sensors to control the heating or cooling to maintain the temperature. Photonic crystal fibres (PCF), constitute a class of optical fibres, which has a large potential for number of novel applications either in the telecom or in the sensing domain. Analysis of sensing characteristics of different photonic crystal fibre structures, including effective index and mode field distribution, photonic bandgap, chromatic dispersion, phase and group modal birefringence, confinement and bending losses, sensitivity to temperature, hydrostatic pressure, and other physical parameters are revealed. The benefits of PCF allow fabrication of different types of specialty microstructured fibres such as endlessly single mode, double clad, germanium or rare earth doped, highly birefringent, and many other microstructured fibres as sensor components. The developed characterization techniques of specialty microstructured fibres are reviewed as well. Finally, the new microstructured fibres and fibre component for sensing applications which were designed, fabricated and characterized will be presented. One of the demonstrated components is the effective Bragg grating written in highly birefringent and single mode photonic crystal fibre.
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Tomasz Nasilowski, Gabriela Statkiewicz, Marcin Szpulak, Jacek Olszewski, Grzegorz Golojuch, Tadeusz Martynkien, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Pawel Mergo, Mariusz Makara, Jan Wojcik, Jurgen Van Erps, Johan Vlekken, Christoph Chojetzki, Francis Berghmans, Hugo Thienpont, "Sensing applications of photonic crystal fibres", Proc. SPIE 6608, Lightguides and Their Applications III, 660802 (9 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739311; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.739311
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