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In this paper, we report measurements for a microstructured fiber which displays an enhanced sensitivity to pressure. The pressure response of a length of this fiber is compared with SMF28 and with a finite element model of the fibers, which confirm the enhanced sensitivity.

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W. W. Morey, G. Meltz and W. H. Glenn, "Bragg-grating temperature and strain sensors", in Proc. OFS'89, Paris, France, 1989, pp. 526-531.

C. D. Butter and G. B. Hocker, "Fiber optics strain gauge", Appl. Opt. , vol. 17, pp. 2867-2869, 1978.

B. Budiansky, D. C. Drucker, G. S. Kino and J. R. Rice, "Pressure sensitivity of a clad optical fiber", Appl. Opt., vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 4085-4088, 1979.

A. R. Davis, C. K. Kirkendall, A. Dandridge and A. D. Kersey, "64 channel all-optical deployable acoustic array", in 12th Int. Conf. Optical Fiber Sensors, vol. 16, 1997, pp. 616-619.

P. Nash, "Review of interferometric optical fiber hydrophone technology", Proc Inst. Elect. Eng. Radar Sonar Navigation, vol. 143, no. 3, pp. 204-209, 1996.

M. G. Xu, H. Geiger and J. P. Dakin, "Fiber grating pressure sensor with enhanced sensitivity using a glass-bubble housing", Electron. Lett., vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 128-129, 1996.

J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell and D. M. Atkin, "All-silica single-mode optical fiber with photonic crystal cladding", Opt. Lett., vol. 21, no. 19, pp. 1547-1549, 1996.

P. Kaiser, E. A. J. Marcatili and S. E. Miller, "BSTJ brief: a new optical fiber", Bell Syst. Tech. J., vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 265-269, 1973.

H. M. Xie, P. Dabkiewicz, R. Ulrich and K. Okamoto, "Side-hole fiber for fiber-optic pressure sensing", Opt. Lett, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 333-335, 1986.

M. N. Inci, S. R. Kidd, J. S. Barton and J. D. C. Jones, "Fabrication of single-mode fiber optic Fabry-Pérot interferometers using fusion spliced titanium dioxide coatings", J. Meas. Sci. Technol., vol. 3, pp. 678-684, 1992.

G. Ghosh, Handbook of Thermo-Optic Coefficients of Optical Materials With Applications , London: U.K.: Academic, 1998.

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