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Monomode Fibre Modulators: Frequency And Polarisation State Control
Author(s): C. N. Pannell; R. P. Tatam; J. D . C . Jones; D. A. Jackson
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Paper Abstract

Two experimental fibre components are described which exploit the properties of highly birefringent monomode optical fibre. In the first the generation of a travelling ultra-sonic flexure wave on the fibre produces a frequency shift of the input optical signal. In the second a variable axial tension modulates the differential phase retardance between the two guided polarisation eigenmodes to produce an arbitrary output polarisation state from a linear input state (or vice versa) without loss of optical power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1987
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0734, Fibre Optics '87, (17 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.938015
Show Author Affiliations
C. N. Pannell, University of Kent (United Kingdom)
R. P. Tatam, University of Kent (United Kingdom)
J. D . C . Jones, University of Kent (United Kingdom)
D. A. Jackson, University of Kent (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0734:
Fibre Optics '87
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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