Effects of temperature on the birefringence properties of polarisation maintaining fibres


Ourmazd, A., Varnham, M.P., Birch, R.D. and Payne, D.N. (1983) Effects of temperature on the birefringence properties of polarisation maintaining fibres. In, Proceedings of IEE Colloquium Conference in Optical Fibre Sensors. IEE Colloquium Conference in Optical Fibre Sensors New York, US, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Many optical fibre sensors such as interferometers and gyros require the transmission of stable colinear polarised light. External perturbations such as bends and twists, however, lead to variations in the output polarisation state of light guided by ordinary single-mode optical fibres (Payne et al (1)). Highly birefringent fibres attempt to overcome this difficulty by deliberately introducing levels of intrinsic birefringence Delta beta in excess of that produced by external factors, thereby rendering the polarisation state immune to all but the most major perturbations. Such fibres are characterised by their modal birefringence B, defined as n =lambda /B at a given wavelength

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Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
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ePrint ID: 77696
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:57
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77696

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