Strain and temperature sensitivity of a single-mode polymer optical fiber

Manuel Silva-López, Amanda Fender, William N. MacPherson, James S. Barton, J. D C Jones, Donghui Zhao, Helen Dobb, David J. Webb, Lin Zhang, Ian Bennion

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We have measured the optical phase sensitivity of fiber based on poly(methyl methacrylate) under near-single-mode conditions at 632.8 nm wavelength. The elongation sensitivity is 131±3 × 105 rad m-1 and the temperature sensitivity is -212±26 rad m -1 K-1. These values are somewhat larger than those for silica fiber and are consistent with the values expected on the basis of the bulk polymer properties. © 2005 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3129-3131
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005


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