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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1951–1956

Cancellation of bending-induced birefringence in single-mode fibers: application to Faraday sensors

César D. Perciante and José A. Ferrari  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 9, pp. 1951-1956 (2006)

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We demonstrate that one can cancel the bending-induced linear birefringence in single-mode fibers by inducing a controlled anisotropy in a direction orthogonal to the bending plane. In particular, the controlled anisotropy can be generated by application of a lateral compressive stress on the fiber. This effect can be applied for the construction of birefringence-free fiber coils in Faraday sensor heads (e.g., in current sensors) to improve their sensitivity.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2005

César D. Perciante and José A. Ferrari, "Cancellation of bending-induced birefringence in single-mode fibers: application to Faraday sensors," Appl. Opt. 45, 1951-1956 (2006)

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