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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1978
  • pp: 52–56

Polarization and magnetooptic properties of single-mode optical fiber

A. M. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 52-56 (1978)

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The polarization and magnetooptic properties of a sample of single-mode optical fiber have been investigated. The fiber acts as a linear retarder, and the degree of retardation is dependent on the external pressure applied to the fiber. The stress optic coefficient is found to be 8.72 × 10−10 N−1 m2. The direction of linear polarization is rotated when a longitudinal magnetic field is applied to the fiber (Faraday effect). The Verdet constant is 1.56 × 10−2 min A−1. The intrinsic specific linear retardation of the fiber is found to be less than 0.44 rad m−1 from the magnetooptic measurements. The fiber has been used in an experimental current measurement device.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 23, 1977
Published: January 1, 1978

A. M. Smith, "Polarization and magnetooptic properties of single-mode optical fiber," Appl. Opt. 17, 52-56 (1978)

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