Light propagation in inhomogeneous medium or in bent and twisted polarizationally neutral fiber is considered theoretically and studied experimentally. Explicit formula is derived for the polarization change, which generalizes Berry’s phase for arbitrary ray trajectory.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.1370) Other areas of optics : Berry's phase
N. Baranova, N. V. Tabirian, C. C. Tsai, and B. Y. Zeldovich, "Polarization Change due to Pseudo-Parallel Transport: Intermediate Rytov-Berry-Chiao Phase and Rotation Sensors," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FThG6.
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