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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 1996
  • pp: 922–927

Faraday effect in standard optical fibers: dispersion of the effective Verdet constant

J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andres, and M. A. Hernandez  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 6, pp. 922-927 (1996)

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We have measured the Faraday effect in silica standard optical fibers in the wavelength range 458–1523 nm. An effective Verdet constant Vef that exhibits a linear dependence on the square of the optical frequency ν is defined: Vef = (0.142 ± 0.004) × 10−28ν2 rad T−1 m−1. We demonstrate that the negative effects of a small linear birefringence can be minimized by adjustment of the input polarization to an optimum state.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 26, 1995
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 1995
Published: February 20, 1996

J. L. Cruz, M. V. Andres, and M. A. Hernandez, "Faraday effect in standard optical fibers: dispersion of the effective Verdet constant," Appl. Opt. 35, 922-927 (1996)

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