Polarisation characteristics of fibres for coherent detection systems

Payne, D.N., Varnham, M.P. and Birch, R.D. (1982) Polarisation characteristics of fibres for coherent detection systems. In, IEE Colloquium Conference in Optical Fibre Systems, London, GB,


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Coherent transmission systems utilising the optical heterodyning principle require a stable polarisation state for both the local oscillator and incoming signal waves. For a fixed input state the output polarisation of a single-mode fibre in general varies according to the prevailing environmental conditions. Efficient heterodyning can be obtained only by stabilising the output state. This may be accomplished by either (i) designing the fibre polarisation properties to be intrinsically immune to the environment, or (ii) by actively controlling the output to maintain the required state of polarisation at the detector. In this paper the design, manufacture and properties of fibres suited to both these approaches will be considered

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Digest 1982/59
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77706
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
25 May 1982Delivered
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:12
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77706

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