Transverse loading of multicore fibre gratings

M. Silva-López, D. Zhao, C. Li, W.N. MacPherson, G.M.H. Flockhart, A.J. Moore, J.S. Barton, J.D.C. Jones, L. Zhang, I. Bennion

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We report experimental measurements of the reflection spectra of Bragg gratings inscribed in 4-core fibres under transverse loading. Broadening and splitting of the Bragg peaks from each core are observed as a function of load and fibre orientation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond European workshop on optical fiber sensors
EditorsJosé Miguel López-Higuera, Brian Culshaw
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2nd European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors - Santander, Spain
Duration: 9 Jun 200411 Jun 2004

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


Conference2nd European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Abbreviated titleEWOFS'2004

Bibliographical note

Manuel Silva-Lopez ; Donghui Zhao ; C. Li ; William N. MacPherson ; Gordon M. H. Flockhart ; Andrew J. Moore ; James S. Barton ; Julian D. Jones ; Lin Zhang and Ian Bennion; "Transverse loading of multicore fibre gratings", Proc. SPIE 5502, Second European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 96 (June 9, 2004);

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  • optical fibre sensors
  • multicore fibre
  • transverse stress
  • fibre Bragg grating


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