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

Fundamental limits to the transmission of linearly-polarised light by birefringent optical fibres
Fundamental limits to the transmission of linearly-polarised light by birefringent optical fibres
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.
0013-5194
55-56
Varnham, M.P.
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Payne, D.N.
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Love, J.D.
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Varnham, M.P.
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Payne, D.N.
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Love, J.D.
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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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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.

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Published date: 1984

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Local EPrints ID: 78620
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78620
ISSN: 0013-5194
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