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2 x 2 optical switching fibre polarisation switch and polarisation controller



A liquid crystal based optical fibre polarisation switch is demonstrated. Switching voltages of about 3V were used and switching speeds of a few Hz obtained. In addition, the device may be used as the basis for a polarisation controller in coherent optical detection schemes.

Electronics Letters (1988) Vol.24(23) pp.1427-1429

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