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Optical Fibre Polarisation State Controller
Author(s): R. P. Tatam; C. N. Pannell; J. D.C. Jones; D. A. Jackson
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Paper Abstract

An all-fibre polarisation state controller, which overcomes the problems associated with the temperature dependence of the stress-optic coefficient in previously reported fibre devices is described. The controller consists of two short sections of linearly bire-fringent monomode fibre orientated with their eigenaxes at 450 with respect to each other. Polarisation control is achieved by applying axial strain to each fibre element using piezo-electric transducers. The system is demonstrated by generating polarisation states which are made to evolve along trajectories on the surface of the Poincare sphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0798, Fiber Optic Sensors II, (14 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941135
Show Author Affiliations
R. P. Tatam, University of Kent (United Kingdom)
C. N. Pannell, 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. 0798:
Fiber Optic Sensors II
Anna Maria Verga Scheggi, Editor(s)

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