We will demonstrate a new technique to discriminate the temperature and strain effects using a single fiber Bragg grating (FBG). The birefringence is typically induced during FBG inscription, and it is manifested as polarization-dependent loss (PDL), and it is defined as the maximum change in the transmitted power for polarizations. Two independent measurements of the resonance wavelength shift and the changes of PDL can discriminate those effects.
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