Side-hole photonic crystal fiber with ultrahigh polarimetric pressure sensitivity

Chuang Wu, Jie Li, Xinhuan Feng, Bai Ou Guan, Hwa Yaw Tam

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We propose a side-hole polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber (PM-PCF) with ultrahigh polarimetric sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure. The proposed fiber has a very simple structure with a core surrounded by a double row of large air holes and a central row of small air holes. A pair of ultralarge side holes was symmetrically introduced into the silica cladding of the fiber to enhance the polarimetric response to hydrostatic pressure. Modal birefringence B as large as 2.34 × 10-3and polarimetric pressure sensitivity dB/dp as high as -2.30 × 10-5MPa- 1were achieved at 1.55 μm for the proposed fiber. Combining the advantages of both side-hole fibers and PM-PCFs, it is believed to be an excellent candidate for future applications of hydrostatic pressure measurement.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5704538
Pages (from-to)943-948
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2011


  • Fiber design
  • photonic crystal fibers (PCFs)
  • polarimetric pressure sensitivity
  • side-hole fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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