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Effects of temperature on the birefringence properties of polarisation maintaining fibres

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Many optical fibre sensors such as interferometers and gyros require the transmission of stable colinear polarised light. External perturbations such as bends and twists, however, lead to variations in the output polarisation state of light guided by ordinary single-mode optical fibres (Payne et al (1)). Highly birefringent fibres attempt to overcome this difficulty by deliberately introducing levels of intrinsic birefringence Delta beta in excess of that produced by external factors, thereby rendering the polarisation state immune to all but the most major perturbations. Such fibres are characterised by their modal birefringence B, defined as n =lambda /B at a given wavelength

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Ourmazd, A., Varnham, M.P., Birch, R.D. and Payne, D.N. (1983) Effects of temperature on the birefringence properties of polarisation maintaining fibres In Proceedings of IEE Colloquium Conference in Optical Fibre Sensors. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers..

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Published date: 1983
Venue - Dates: IEE Colloquium Conference in Optical Fibre Sensors, United Kingdom, 1983-04-26 - 1983-04-28

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Local EPrints ID: 77696
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77696
PURE UUID: a2aef54e-058d-479f-a018-bfb36f1834ab

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:30

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Author: A. Ourmazd
Author: M.P. Varnham
Author: R.D. Birch
Author: D.N. Payne

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