Enhancement of birefringence in polarisation-maintaining fibres by thermal annealing

Ourmazd, A., Birch, R.D., Varnham, M.P., Payne, D.N. and Tarbox, E.J. (1983) Enhancement of birefringence in polarisation-maintaining fibres by thermal annealing. Electronics Letters, 19, (4), 143-144. (doi:10.1049/el:19830101).


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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/el:19830101


The thermal behaviour of highly birefringent polarisation-maintaining optical fibres is studied, and the thermal hysteresis of the birefringence is related to the quenching of the fibre. Suitable 'on-line' thermal annealing during fibre drawing is shown to be a method for the full development of the high anisotropic stresses potentially available in high birefringence structures using borosilicate stress-producing parts.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1049/el:19830101
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: 78624
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:13
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78624

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