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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2005
  • pp: 505–511

Berry's phase fiber loop mirror characteristics

Paramasivam Senthilkumaran  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 505-511 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.22.000505


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Abstract

The tuneable reflectivity of a fiber loop mirror consisting of a Sagnac interferometer with a fixed ratio directional coupler is attributed to Berry's topological phase. Berry's phase is the phase acquired by a light beam when the direction of propagation is changed, while the optical path length remains unchanged. The nature of the topological phase is studied and exact relations characterizing Berry's phase fiber-optic mirror are derived.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.1370) Other areas of optics : Berry's phase

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Paramasivam Senthilkumaran, "Berry's phase fiber loop mirror characteristics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 505-511 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-22-2-505


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