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 Home  List of Issues    Issue 06 , Vol. 15 , 2017    10.3788/COL201715.060601

Seven-core photonic liquid crystal fibers for simultaneous mode shaping and temperature sensing
Min Liu1;2, Bingyue Zhao1;2, Xu Yang1;2, and Jingyun Hou1;2
1 College of Communication Engineering, [Chongqing University], Chongqing 400044, China
2 Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Technology and Systems (Education Ministry of China), [Chongqing University], Chongqing 400044, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(06): pp.060601

Topic:Fiber optics and optical communication
Keywords(OCIS Code): 050.5298  160.3710  060.5295  

Through doping liquid crystals into the core region, we propose a kind of seven-core photonic crystal fiber (PCF) which can achieve mode shaping and temperature sensing simultaneously in the communication window of 1.1–1.7 μm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that the function of seven-core PCFs as temperature sensors is investigated. By using the full vectorial finite element method, the characteristics of the fiber with the temperature, such as the effective mode area, the waveguide dispersion, and the confinement loss, are analyzed. This kind of PCF can be competitive in providing temperature sensing in multi-core PCF lasers.

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Posted online:2017/3/23

Get Citation: Min Liu, Bingyue Zhao, Xu Yang, and Jingyun Hou, "Seven-core photonic liquid crystal fibers for simultaneous mode shaping and temperature sensing," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(06), 060601(2017)

Note: This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China with under Grant No. 61475029.


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