In this paper, an all-fiber electric voltage sensor based on high birefringence fiber loop mirror is presented. This voltage sensor is composed of a 3dB coupler and ~8m high birefringence (HiBi) fiber, part of which is affixed to a piezoelectric translator (PZT). When the voltage applied on the PZT changes, the transmission spectrum of this HiBi fiber loop mirror will shift accordingly. As the direct current voltage increases to 75.2V, the phase shift of this HiBi fiber loop mirror is nearly π rad and the transmission peak changes by about half of a period. This voltage sensor has a sensitivity of 0.004nm/V and its linearity reaches 0.99878. Moreover, we have theoretically studied transmission spectrum shift of this HiBi fiber loop mirror when the length and refractive index difference of HiBi fiber are altered.
In this paper, we present a noise figure improved double-pass L-band EDFA based on HiBi fiber loop mirror as the ASE suppressor. By utilizing a HiBi fiber loop mirror as the wavelength-dependent reflector, the ASE light has been weakened to a large extend, which increases the inversion ion population at the input end of erbium-doped fiber. Therefore, the noise figure of this double-pass EDFA has been much improved. Compared with that of the conventional double-pass structure based on 3dB fiber loop mirror, the NF of our novel configuration is reduced by 2.06~5.33dB for the ten sampled signal wavelength (1580.84nm~1588.48nm).