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Transverse force sensitivity of joint photonic crystal fibres

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7 Author(s)
Karimi, M. ; Sch. of Eng. & Math. Sci., City Univ. London, London, UK ; Fabian, M. ; Sun, T. ; Grattan, K.T.V.
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Further to the previous investigation of four types of photonic crystal fibres (PCFs) for their respective force/pressure sensitivity and the conclusion made that the PCF with lower birefringence demonstrates higher force/pressure sensitivity, this work is focused on the investigation of the pressure/force sensitivities of any two joint PCFs when they are fusion-spliced together. To obtain an optimum output, a polarization controller is used in a fibre loop mirror configuration to ensure two joint PCFs having the same birefringence angle. The results obtained show that the sensitivity of the joint fibres is lower than that of a single PCF with low and medium birefringence but more sensitive than that of a single PCF with high birefringence.

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Sensors, 2012 IEEE

Date of Conference:

28-31 Oct. 2012

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