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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1661–1663

Reversibility of photoinduced birefringence in ultralow-birefringence fibers

T. Meyer, P.-A. Nicati, P. A. Robert, D. Varelas, H.-G. Limberger, and R. P. Salathé  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 1661-1663 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001661


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Abstract

New measurements of the birefringence induced in ultralow-birefringence fibers by a succession of orthogonally polarized UV side exposures show the reversibility of the process. Moreover, it is shown that the birefringence growth depends on two parameters, the total irradiation dose and the nature of the successive polarized UV side exposures. These observations indicate that geometric asymmetry is not the major cause of the birefringence and confirm a model of birefringence growth based on dipole alignment.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 1996
Published: October 15, 1996

Citation
T. Meyer, D. Varelas, H.-G. Limberger, P.-A. Nicati, P. A. Robert, and R. P. Salathé, "Reversibility of photoinduced birefringence in ultralow-birefringence fibers," Opt. Lett. 21, 1661-1663 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-20-1661


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