A study of the optomechanical response of a diametrically loaded high-birefringent optical fiber

Y. L. Lo, J. S. Sirkis, K. T. Ritchie

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Abstract

This paper describes an experimental and finite-element study of the optomechanical response of a diametrically loaded Bow-Tie high-birefringent optical fiber. The thermomechanical finite-element analysis performed in this study uses PATRAN as the solid modeler and ABAQUS as the analysis package. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of a diametrical load on the optical phase generated by polarimetric sensors as a function of polar angle. This is done in order to understand the behavior of structurally embedded polarimetric sensors, and to determine the effect of load-induced rotation of principal optical axis in a Bow-Tie fiber in order to assess the response of the lead-sensitivity of lead-insensitive embedded polarimetric sensor configurations. The results indicate that the stress concentrations produced by the stress-applying parts are responsible for a polarimetric phase sensitivity that is a function of the applied load direction. The results further indicate that the diametric loads do not significantly alter the principal optical axes in the lead-in fiber.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013
Pages (from-to)327-333
Number of pages7
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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