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The stress-optic effect in optical fibres

Barlow, A.J. and Payne, D.N. (1983) The stress-optic effect in optical fibres IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 19, (5), pp. 834-839. (doi:10.1109/JQE.1983.1071934).

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Abstract

The importance of the photoelastic effect in controlling polarization in optical fibers is discussed. Measurements of the stress-optic coefficient, its dispersion, and temperature dependence are reported using a fiber measurement method. The results compare closely to data obtained for bulk silica by an extrapolation technique. It is shown that the dispersion of the stress-optic coefficient can have a significant effect on the performance of birefringent fibers and of fiber birefringent devices. Furthermore, the temperature dependence is sufficiently large to be troublesome in fiber sensors.

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Published date: 1983

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Local EPrints ID: 78636
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78636
ISSN: 0018-9197
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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:23

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Author: A.J. Barlow
Author: D.N. Payne

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