Vol. 48, Issue 2, pp. 249-261
fiber sensor, polarization-maintaining fiber (PMF), optical fiber, birefringence, temperature field disturbance, approximation equations, approximation parameters
This paper deals with the phase shift development between two polarization modes in birefringent fiber, caused by body heat transfer of different temperatures. The aim is to analyze sensitivity and dynamic behaviors, which are significant when optical fiber is used as a sensor of temperature field disturbance. The analysis is based on the values measured during thermal exposure of a section of type PANDA birefringent optical fiber to heat emitted by an exposure body of chosen temperature, placed at a defined distance. The effect of heat transfer through conduction and convection is suppressed by shielding with plastic wraps. The analyzed results, the Stokes parameters and subsequent phase shift, are measured by the polarimeter. The paper follows up on previously published measurement results.