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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)

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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.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

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

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)

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