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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4542–4546

Analysis of Faraday effect in multimode tellurite glass optical fiber for magneto-optical sensing and monitoring applications

Yin Shiyu, Joris Lousteau, Massimo Olivero, Marco Merlo, Nadia Boetti, Silvio Abrate, Qiuling Chen, Qiuping Chen, and Daniel Milanese  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 19, pp. 4542-4546 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.004542


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Abstract

The design and fabrication of a tellurite glass multimode optical fiber for magneto-optical applications are presented and discussed. The analysis of the polarization shows that an optical beam, linearly polarized at the fiber input, changes to elliptically polarized with an ellipticity of 14.5 after propagating down the fiber. However, the elliptical distribution remains unchanged with or without an applied magnetic field, demonstrating that no circular dichroism occurs within the fiber. The Verdet constant of the tellurite glass in the fiber is measured to be 28±0.5rad·(T·m)1, diverging by less than 3% from the Verdet constant found on the same glass composition in bulk form. These results demonstrate the feasibility to develop reliable tellurite glass fibers by the preform drawing method for magneto-optical applications.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2012
Published: June 29, 2012

Citation
Yin Shiyu, Joris Lousteau, Massimo Olivero, Marco Merlo, Nadia Boetti, Silvio Abrate, Qiuling Chen, Qiuping Chen, and Daniel Milanese, "Analysis of Faraday effect in multimode tellurite glass optical fiber for magneto-optical sensing and monitoring applications," Appl. Opt. 51, 4542-4546 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-19-4542

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