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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), pp. 143-144. (doi:10.1049/el:19830101).

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 1983

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Local EPrints ID: 78624
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78624
ISSN: 0013-5194
PURE UUID: e25829c3-d527-4248-b302-4f8204821a98

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

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

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