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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2346–2348

Using Berry’s phase for position-sensitive acoustical and stress detection

Mark G. Kuzyk  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 2346-2348 (2002)

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Berry showed that a quantum system, upon an excursion around a closed path in phase space, can lead to a geometric phase. The polarization state of light in a fiber is a classical analog that is called the Pancharantnam phase. While most experiments have focused on esoteric issues, I show that, in theory, Berry’s phase (or Pancharantnam’s phase) can be used to make a position-sensitive acoustical or stress sensor.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.1370) Other areas of optics : Berry's phase

Mark G. Kuzyk, "Using Berry's phase for position-sensitive acoustical and stress detection," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2346-2348 (2002)

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