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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Boyd, R.

Boyd, R. B.

Cho, P. S.

Choi, J. M.

Garcia-Gomez, D. E.

Golub, I.

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E. Simova and I. Golub, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 960 (2003).
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I. Golub and E. Simova, paper CTuX1 presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Francisco, Calif. (May 16-21, 2004).

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Haus, J. W.

Heebner, J. E.

Ho, P.-T.

Hryniewicz, J. V.

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Lee, R. K.

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Wilson, R. A.

P. P. Absil, J. V. Hryniewicz, B. E. Little, P. S. Cho, R. A. Wilson, L. G. Joneckis, and P.-T. Ho, Opt. Lett. 25, 554 (2000).

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Yariv, A.

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IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

I. Golub and E. Simova, paper CTuX1 presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Francisco, Calif. (May 16-21, 2004).

C. D. Poole and J. Nagel, in Optical Fiber Telecommunications III, I. P. Kaminow and T. L. Koch, eds., (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1997), p. 121.

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