Coupling of supermodes in dual-core mPOF and its application in temperature and strain sensing

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Optik, 2019, 195
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© 2019 Elsevier GmbH This paper shows a novel dual core microstructured polymer fiber made of poly-methyl-methacrylate (PMMA) with an external diameter of 128 μm. The two solid fiber cores of diameter 4 μm were made of polycarbonate separated by a single air hole of 1 μm diameter at the center of the structure. The cutoff wavelength of each core was designed to be 600 nm. A very minute change in the shape/position of cores or air hole diameter 0.5 microns will result a change in the coupling length between the cores. Mode coupling in dual-core mPOF for y- and x- polarization were examined using effective index of propagating modes. The effect of temperature and strain to the mPOF causes the transmittance nulls to either red shift or blue shift. The numerical calculation from the shifts in transmission nulls shows a sensitivity up to 1.3 nm N/ m2 in the wavelength range of 600-850nm
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