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This work presents a method to tune the sensitivity of the sensor in a highly birefringent erbium-doped fiber loop mirror (FLM) when it is pumped. This concept was used for simultaneous measurement of strain and temperature. The FLM is sequentially pumped and unpumped by a high pump laser at 980 nm to change the erbium-doped fiber properties. The sensing head changes its sensitivity when subjected to strain and/or temperature variations due to thermal effects originated by the pump laser.