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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1698–1700

Observation of Berry’s phase amplification by a ring resonator

Ilya Golub, Timothy Audet, and Lutse Imobekhai  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 9, pp. 1698-1700 (2010)

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We present what we believe to be the first experimental results on resonant amplification of Berry’s phase/geometrical phase. A small-signal magnification factor of 6 was obtained using a 50–50 fiber-optic coupler to construct a ring resonator containing a three-dimensional fiber helix. This enhancement can be exploited when Berry’s phase is used in fiber-optic and other sensors or as a means for performing quantum computation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(350.1370) Other areas of optics : Berry's phase

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2010
Published: August 5, 2010

Ilya Golub, Timothy Audet, and Lutse Imobekhai, "Observation of Berry’s phase amplification by a ring resonator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1698-1700 (2010)

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