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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2000
  • pp: 533–535

Fiber-optic tunable loop mirror using Berry's geometric phase

P. Senthilkumaran, Graham Thursby, and Brian Culshaw  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 8, pp. 533-535 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000533


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Abstract

A method is presented for constructing a fiber-optic loop mirror whose reflectivity is tunable even though a fixed-ratio directional coupler is used. The tunability is polarization and wavelength independent and depends only on the geometry of the fiber-tuning element. This loop mirror can be used to transfer energy from one channel to another in a controllable way. We experimentally demonstrate the tunable reflectivity and present some experimental investigations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.1370) Other areas of optics : Berry's phase

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P. Senthilkumaran, Graham Thursby, and Brian Culshaw, "Fiber-optic tunable loop mirror using Berry's geometric phase," Opt. Lett. 25, 533-535 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-8-533


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