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Rocking filter formation in photosensitive high birefringence optical fibres

P.St.J.Russell, D.P.Hand*

Physics Laboratory, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
* Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK

Abstract

Parent et al. observed that the refractive index changes induced in optical fibres by Hill grating formation (at 488 and 514.5 nm) were birefringent. A wavelength filter, formed in a simple and novel way by exposing high birefringence fibre to linearly polarised 488nm light, is reported. Narrow bandwidth operation and high conversion efficiencies are achieved experimentally between the two orthogonal polarisation states of the fibre.


Electronics Letters (1990) Vol.26(22) pp.1846-1848

doi: 10.1049/el:19901188

Southampton ePrint id: 78354

 

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