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Transverse loading of multicore fibre gratings

Silva-Lopez, M and Zhao, D and Li, C and MacPherson, WN and Flockhart, GMH and Moore, AJ and Barton, JS and Jones, JDC and Zhang, L and Bennion, I (2004) Transverse loading of multicore fibre gratings. In: Second European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors. Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 55 . SPIE, Bellingham, pp. 96-99.

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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.