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Eliptically polarizing optical fiber
Author(s): Ian M. Bassett; Margareta Bjarme; Daryl Chan; Ian Grainge Clarke; Justin Digweed; Tom Ryan; Andrew Michie; Danny W. Wong
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Paper Abstract

Elliptically polarizing optical fiber has been fabricated. Measurements show an extinction of the lossy mode relative to the transmitted mode of around 10 dB/m. The preform is spun during drawing and the ellipticity of the transmitted polarization state is as expected from the measured beat length of the unspun fiber and the pitch length of the spun fiber. This fiber is expected to be useful for interferometric or laser-based electric-current sensing, and perhaps in other applications for an in-line polarizer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3860, Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications, (9 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372999
Show Author Affiliations
Ian M. Bassett, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Margareta Bjarme, ABB Switchgear AB (Sweden)
Daryl Chan, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Ian Grainge Clarke, Galileo Electro-Optics Corp. (United States)
Justin Digweed, Redfern Fibres Pty. Ltd. (Australia)
Tom Ryan, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Andrew Michie, ABB Transmission and Distribution Ltd. (Australia)
Danny W. Wong, Univ. of Sydney (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3860:
Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications
Michael A. Marcus; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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