Abstract

Point-by-point femtosecond laser processed fiber Bragg gratings are arranged around the edge of a standard single-mode optical fiber core. The relative amplitudes of at least three such fiber Bragg gratings are utilized to detect the central position of the mode field within the fiber core and calculate the local curvature of the fiber. An analytical approximation is given, and an experimental validation is performed.

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