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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1699–1701

Effective Verdet constant in a terbium-doped-core phosphate fiber

L. Sun, S. Jiang, J. D. Zuegel, and J. R. Marciante  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 11, pp. 1699-1701 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001699


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Abstract

The concept of an effective Verdet constant is proposed and experimentally validated. The effective Verdet constant of light propagation in a fiber includes contributions from the materials in both the core and the cladding. It is measured in a 25 wt . % terbium-doped-core phosphate fiber to be 6.2 ± 0.4 rad ( T m ) at 1053 nm , which is six times larger than silica fiber. The result agrees well with Faraday rotation theory in optical fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2009
Published: May 28, 2009

Citation
L. Sun, S. Jiang, J. D. Zuegel, and J. R. Marciante, "Effective Verdet constant in a terbium-doped-core phosphate fiber," Opt. Lett. 34, 1699-1701 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-11-1699

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