Faraday rotation in tuned optical fibre coils


Day, G.W., Payne, D.N., Barlow, A.J. and Ramskov-Hansen, J.J. (1982) Faraday rotation in tuned optical fibre coils. In, IEE Colloqium Optic Fibre Sensors, London, GB,

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Compact devices based on Faraday rotation in optical fibres have not been developed because linear birefringence, either inherent to the fibre or induced by bending, acts to quench the rotation (circular birefringence). However, it was recently demonstrated that quenching can be largely overcome if the sense of the magnetic field alternates along the fibre in successive half-beat-length increments of the linear birefringence. In this paper we describe practical, easy-to-manufacture devices based on this principle.

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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: 77711
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:57
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77711

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