DOI: 10.17586/2226-1494-2017-17-6-1167-1170


V. S. Lavrov , A. V. Kulikov, A. B. Mukhtubayev

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For citation: Lavrov V.S., Kulikov A.V., Mukhtubayev A.B. Experimental investigation of winding diameter effect on optical properties of Hi-Bi fiber with tin coating. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics , 2017, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 1167–1170 (in Russian). doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2017-17-6-1167-1170

The paper presents experimentally obtained dependences of optical losses and h-parameter of the birefringent optical fiber with tin coating on a winding diameter. The optical losses were measured by insertion loss method, and h-parameter was measured by orthogonal polarizer method. The winding diameter varied from 5 mm to 35 mm. A minimal acceptable winding diameter of 30 mm was determined for this fiber used as a reference arm in interferometric sensor wherein optical losses are equal to 0.07 dB/m, and h-parameter is equal to 50×10-4.

Keywords: birefringent optical fiber, h-parameter, bend losses, winding, tin coating

Acknowledgements. This work was performed in ITMO University and was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (the unique identifier of the project: RFMEFI57815X0109, Contract No.14.578.21.0109).

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