Side-hole polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber for hydrostatic pressure sensing

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. Modal birefringence B as large as 2.34×10-3 and polarimetric pressure sensitivity dB/dp as high as -2.28×10-5 MPa-1 were achieved at 1.55 μm for the proposed fiber. Combining the advantages of both side-hole fibers and PM-PCFs, the proposed fiber is an ideal candidate for future applications of pressure sensing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2011
Event21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 15 May 201119 May 2011


Conference21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
CityOttawa, ON


  • Fiber design
  • photonic crystal fibers
  • pressure sensor
  • side-hole fibers

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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