Highly birefringent suspended core photonic microcells for sensing applications

Chao Wang, Wei Jin, Wa Jin, Jun Ma, Hoi Lut Ho

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Abstract

We report a novel type of highly birefringent suspended core (SC) photonic microcells made by selectively inflating four air-columns in a solid core photonic crystal fiber. The wavelength-scale SC has two-fold rotational symmetry and exhibits high phase and group birefringence of ∼3 x10-3and ∼5 x10-3respectively at 1550 nm. By incorporating such microcells into Sagnac fiber loop interferometers, we demonstrated refractive index, temperature and gas pressure sensors with good performances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
PublisherSPIE
Volume9157
ISBN (Print)9781628411751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors - Santander, Spain
Duration: 2 Jun 20146 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Country/TerritorySpain
CitySantander
Period2/06/146/06/14

Keywords

  • Birefringence
  • Microfiber
  • Optical fiber sensor
  • Photonic microcell
  • Suspended core fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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