Expand this Topic clickable element to expand a topic
Skip to content
Optica Publishing Group

Ultrasensitive vector bending sensor based on multicore optical fiber

Not Accessible

Your library or personal account may give you access

Abstract

In this Letter, we demonstrate a compellingly simple directional bending sensor based on multicore optical fibers (MCF). The device operates in reflection mode and consists of a short segment of a three-core MCF that is fusion spliced at the distal end of a standard single mode optical fiber. The asymmetry of our MCF along with the high sensitivity of the supermodes of the MCF make the small bending on the MCF induce drastic changes in the supermodes, their excitation, and, consequently, on the reflected spectrum. Our MCF bending sensor was found to be highly sensitive (4094pm/deg) to small bending angles. Moreover, it is capable of distinguishing multiple bending orientations.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Photonic crystal fiber interferometric vector bending sensor

Joel Villatoro, Vladimir P. Minkovich, and Joseba Zubia
Opt. Lett. 40(13) 3113-3116 (2015)

Miniature multicore optical fiber vibration sensor

Joel Villatoro, Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Axel Schülzgen, and Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa
Opt. Lett. 42(10) 2022-2025 (2017)

Bending sensor combining multicore fiber with a mode-selective photonic lantern

Amy Van Newkirk, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, Amado Velazquez-Benitez, Jacques Albert, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, and Axel Schülzgen
Opt. Lett. 40(22) 5188-5191 (2015)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Metrics

Select as filters


Select Topics Cancel
© Copyright 2022 | Optica Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved