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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2005
  • pp: 87–89

Ring resonator in a Sagnac interferometer as a birefringence magnifier

Ilya Golub and Eli Simova  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 87-89 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000087


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Abstract

A novel birefringence magnification technique that uses a ring resonator in a Sagnac interferometer is proposed and demonstrated. An enhancement factor of 38 was obtained experimentally. The scheme can be used to increase measurement sensitivity to small birefringence and polarization mode dispersion and to decrease the threshold for nonlinear switching and laser mode locking by a Sagnac interferometer.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

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Ilya Golub and Eli Simova, "Ring resonator in a Sagnac interferometer as a birefringence magnifier," Opt. Lett. 30, 87-89 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-1-87


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