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Comparison Between Coil And Taper Fibre-Polarisers
Author(s): M. P. Varnham; F. de Fornel; D. N. Payne; C. M. Ragdale; A. J. Barlow; E. J. Tarbox
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Paper Abstract

When a highly-birefringent fibre is bent and/or tapered, a large differential loss occurs between the two linearly polarised modes, and this effect. can be used to construct high performance polarisers. The present work compares the perfor-mance and limitations of polarisers made from coils and tapers. Taper polarisers with 35dB extinction have been made, whereas coil polarisers have yielded up to 62dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0514, 2nd Intl Conf on Optical Fiber Sensors: OFS'84, (12 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.945108
Show Author Affiliations
M. P. Varnham, The University (UK)
F. de Fornel, The University (UK)
D. N. Payne, The University (UK)
C. M. Ragdale, The University (UK)
A. J. Barlow, The University (UK)
E. J. Tarbox, The University (UK)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0514:
2nd Intl Conf on Optical Fiber Sensors: OFS'84
Ralf Th. Kersten; Rainer Kist, Editor(s)

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