Differential birefringence in Bragg gratings in multicore fiber under transverse stress

Manuel Silva-Lopez, Cheng Li, William N. MacPherson, Andrew J. Moore, James S. Barton, J. D G Jones, Donghui Zhao, Lin Zhang, Ian Bennion

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Abstract

We present experimental measurements of the peak splitting of the reflection spectra of fiber Bragg gratings as a result of birefringence induced by transverse loading of a multicore fiber. Measurements show that the splitting is a function of the applied load and the direction of the load relative to the azimuth of the fiber. A model for calculating the stress in the fiber that is due to an applied load is in good agreement with our experimental observations. ©2004 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2225-2227
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume29
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2004

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    Silva-Lopez, M., Li, C., MacPherson, W. N., Moore, A. J., Barton, J. S., Jones, J. D. G., Zhao, D., Zhang, L., & Bennion, I. (2004). Differential birefringence in Bragg gratings in multicore fiber under transverse stress. Optics Letters, 29(19), 2225-2227. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002225