Sensing with photonic crystal fibres

Tomasz Nasilowski, Francis Berghmans, Thomas Geernaert, Karima Chah, Jurgen Van Erps, G. Statkiewicz, M. Szpulak, J. Olszewski, G. Golojuch, Tadeusz Martynkien, W. Urbanczyk, P. Mergo, M. Makara, J. Wojcik, C. Chojetzki, Hugo Thienpont

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Abstract

Fast, frequent, accurate and reliable measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, stress or strain are known to be of utmost importance in areas such as process industry or structural health monitoring. Photonic crystal fibres (PCF) [1] constitute a class of optical fibres that has a large potential for a number of novel applications in the sensing domain. The manufacturing flexibility of PCF allows fabricating, different types of specialty microstructured fibres including endlessly single mode, double clad, germanium or rare earth doped, highly birefiringent, and many other fibres with particular features. In this paper we analyse several of these and describe how they can be exploited for sensing applications. We pay particular attention to temperature and hydrostatic pressure sensitivities. We also report on new microstructure geometries dedicated to sensing applicatims and on Bragg gratings written in highly birefringent photonic, crystal fibre.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. IEEE Int. Symp. On Intelligent Signal Processing, (WISP2007), 2007
PublisherIEEE
Pages204-209
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameProc. IEEE Int. Symp. On Intelligent Signal Processing, (WISP2007), 2007

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Keywords

  • MICROSTRUCTURED OPTICAL-FIBERS
  • TEMPERATURE SENSITIVITY; POLARIZATION

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