Fundamental limits to the transmission of linearly-polarised light by birefringent optical fibres


Varnham, M.P., Payne, D.N. and Love, J.D. (1984) Fundamental limits to the transmission of linearly-polarised light by birefringent optical fibres. Electronics Letters, 20, (1), 55-56. (doi:10.1049/el:19840038).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/el:19840038

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Experimental results are presented which show that the fundamental mode in highly birefringent fibres is not plane-polarised, as is normally assumed, but has significant orthogonal field components. These components limit the maximum measurable polarisation intensity extinction ratio to ~40 dB. Implications for polarisation measurements and fibre gyros are outlined.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0013-5194 (print)
1350-911X (electronic)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78620
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:59
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78620

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