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New approach to the design of fiber optic devices based on Berry's topological phase
Author(s): P. Senthilkumaran; Graham Thursby; Brian Culshaw
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Paper Abstract

We present here the use of Berry's's topological phase for possible realization of fiber optic sensors and devices. Berry's phase is the phase change that can be effected on a light beam without changing the optical path length, but by changing the direction of propagation of light. This phase is not dependent on the material properties of the medium through which light is traveling and hence achromatic. A tunable reflectivity fiber loop mirror based on this phase is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4417, Photonics 2000: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, (25 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441331
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P. Senthilkumaran, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (India)
Graham Thursby, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Brian Culshaw, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4417:
Photonics 2000: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics

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