Simple Model for Estimating Birefringence of LPFG Using Photoelastic Effect

Tetsuro YABU  Hidenori TANAKA  Masaharu OHASHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E92-C   No.6   pp.887-889
Publication Date: 2009/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E92.C.887
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
Category: Optoelectronics
Keyword: 
optical fiber cables,  photoelasticity,  gratings,  birefringence,  polarization,  

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Summary: 
The polarization dependence of the resonance wavelength of long period fiber gratings (LPFGs) that employ the photoelastic effect is investigated based on a simple model. The proposed model for estimating the birefringence of these LPFGs provides a good explanation of the experimental results.