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Low birefringence measurement and temperature dependence in metre-long optical fibers

Low birefringence measurement and temperature dependence in metre-long optical fibers
Low birefringence measurement and temperature dependence in metre-long optical fibers
We propose a relatively simple technique to infer the birefringence on single mode low-birefringence optical fibers based on the use of the Faraday effect. The theoretical model for Faraday rotation in the presence of non-negligible fiber birefringence and a suitable measurement technique offer a fast and efficient way to determine low values of linear birefringence employing short fiber lengths. Alternative known techniques are not sensitive enough or they are of more difficult implementation. The method is used in only ~1 m-long single mode optical fibers to obtain the upper-limit birefringence that can be tolerated in order to retain good current sensing sensitivity. The temperature dependence of the Faraday rotation and its causes are also investigated.
current sensors, faraday effect, low birefringence fibers, optical fiber sensors, spun fibers
0733-8724
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Segura, Martha
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Vukovic, Natasha
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White, Nicholas
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May-Smith, Tim
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Loh, Wei-Hung
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Poletti, Francesco
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Zervas, Michalis N.
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Segura, Martha
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Vukovic, Natasha
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White, Nicholas
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May-Smith, Tim
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Loh, Wei-Hung
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Poletti, Francesco
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Zervas, Michalis N.
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Segura, Martha, Vukovic, Natasha, White, Nicholas, May-Smith, Tim, Loh, Wei-Hung, Poletti, Francesco and Zervas, Michalis N. (2015) Low birefringence measurement and temperature dependence in metre-long optical fibers. IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 33 (12), 1-6. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2014.2387291).

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Abstract

We propose a relatively simple technique to infer the birefringence on single mode low-birefringence optical fibers based on the use of the Faraday effect. The theoretical model for Faraday rotation in the presence of non-negligible fiber birefringence and a suitable measurement technique offer a fast and efficient way to determine low values of linear birefringence employing short fiber lengths. Alternative known techniques are not sensitive enough or they are of more difficult implementation. The method is used in only ~1 m-long single mode optical fibers to obtain the upper-limit birefringence that can be tolerated in order to retain good current sensing sensitivity. The temperature dependence of the Faraday rotation and its causes are also investigated.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 December 2014
Published date: January 2015
Keywords: current sensors, faraday effect, low birefringence fibers, optical fiber sensors, spun fibers
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 375776
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375776
ISSN: 0733-8724
PURE UUID: 43e35351-fa89-4744-9815-24f2a8c25cfd
ORCID for Francesco Poletti: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-3083
ORCID for Michalis N. Zervas: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0651-4059

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Date deposited: 14 Apr 2015 09:26
Last modified: 16 Jul 2019 01:12

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