Sensitivity of highly birefringent photonic bandgap fibers to temperature and strain

Marcin Szpulak, Tadeusz Martynkien, Jacek Olszewski, Wacław Urbańczyk, Tomasz Nasiłowski, Rafał Kotyński, Francis Berghmans, Hugo Thienpont

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    We analyzed spectral dependence of modal birefringence and susceptibility to temperature and to strain in two birefringent photonic bandgap fibers. The birefringence in these fibers is induced by the elliptical shape of either the core or the cladding holes. We show that in one of the fibers, the sensitivity to temperature and to strain reaches zero in the center of the photonic bandgap. Our calculation method is fully vectorial and based on a hybrid edge/nodal finite element approach.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
    Number of pages4
    Volume5855 PART I
    StatePublished - 2005
    Event2005 - SPIE: Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors - Oud St-Jan Art and Congress Centre, Bruges
    Duration: 23 May 200527 May 2005

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    PublisherSPIE - Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X


    Conference2005 - SPIE

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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