Development of low and high birefringence optical fibres

Payne, D.N., Barlow, A.J. and Ramskov Hansen, J.J. (1982) Development of low and high birefringence optical fibres. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 18, (4), 477-478. (doi:10.1109/JQE.1982.1071589).


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The polarization properties of single-mode optical fibers are easily modified by environmental factors, While this can be exploited in a number of fiber sensor devices. it can be troublesome in applications where a stable output polarization-state is required. Fibers with both low and high birefringence have been developed to enhance or diminish their environmental sensitivity, and recent progress in each area is reviewed. Low-birefringence fibers are described which are made by spinning the preform during the draw. In addition. developments in high-birefringence fibers which maintain a polarization state over long lengths are summarized. The effect on performance of external factors such as bends, transverse pressure, and twists is analyzed. Consideration is also given to polarization mode-dispersion as a potential limiting factor in ultrahigh bandwidth systems.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/JQE.1982.1071589
ISSNs: 0018-9197 (print)
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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: 78653
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:13

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