Abstract

Experimental results are presented that illustrate the excellent reproducibility and thermal stability of fiber polarizers made by coiling highly birefringent bow-tie fibers. The effective extinction ratio of the polarizer when used in a fiber-optic gyroscope is shown to be 62 dB.

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1984 (2)

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, J. D. Love, Electron. Lett. 20, 55 (1984).
[Crossref]

G. W. Day, D. N. Payne, J. J. Ramskov Hansen, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 56 (1984).
[Crossref]

1983 (5)

S. C. Rashleigh, M. J. Marrone, Electron. Lett. 19, 850 (1983).
[Crossref]

A. Ourmazd, M. P. Varnham, R. D. Birch, D. N. Payne, Appl. Opt. 22, 2374 (1983).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 246 (1983).
[Crossref]

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 679 (1983).
[Crossref]

J. R. Simpson, R. H. Stolen, F. M. Sears, W. Pleibel, J. B. MacChesney, R. E. Howard, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-1, 370 (1983).
[Crossref]

1982 (2)

R. D. Birch, D. N. Payne, M. P. Varnham, Electron. Lett. 18, 1036 (1982).
[Crossref]

D. N. Payne, A. J. Barlow, J. J. Ramskov Hansen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 477 (1982).
[Crossref]

1981 (2)

1980 (3)

Barlow, A. J.

D. N. Payne, A. J. Barlow, J. J. Ramskov Hansen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 477 (1982).
[Crossref]

Bergh, R. A.

Birch, R. D.

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 246 (1983).
[Crossref]

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 679 (1983).
[Crossref]

A. Ourmazd, M. P. Varnham, R. D. Birch, D. N. Payne, Appl. Opt. 22, 2374 (1983).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. D. Birch, D. N. Payne, M. P. Varnham, Electron. Lett. 18, 1036 (1982).
[Crossref]

Day, G. W.

G. W. Day, D. N. Payne, J. J. Ramskov Hansen, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 56 (1984).
[Crossref]

Eickhoff, W.

W. Eickhoff, Electron. Lett. 16, 762 (1980).
[Crossref]

Grauchmann, D.

D. Grauchmann, K. Petermann, L. Staudigel, E. Weidel, “Fibre-optic polarisers with high extinction ratios,” in Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Optical Communication (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1983).

Howard, R. E.

J. R. Simpson, R. H. Stolen, F. M. Sears, W. Pleibel, J. B. MacChesney, R. E. Howard, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-1, 370 (1983).
[Crossref]

Jones, E.

E. Jones, in Proceedings of the First International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (Institute of Electrical Engineers, London, 1983), pp. 138–142.

Kinter, E. C.

Lefevre, H. C.

Love, J. D.

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, J. D. Love, Electron. Lett. 20, 55 (1984).
[Crossref]

MacChesney, J. B.

J. R. Simpson, R. H. Stolen, F. M. Sears, W. Pleibel, J. B. MacChesney, R. E. Howard, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-1, 370 (1983).
[Crossref]

Marrone, M. J.

S. C. Rashleigh, M. J. Marrone, Electron. Lett. 19, 850 (1983).
[Crossref]

Ourmazd, A.

Payne, D. N.

G. W. Day, D. N. Payne, J. J. Ramskov Hansen, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 56 (1984).
[Crossref]

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, J. D. Love, Electron. Lett. 20, 55 (1984).
[Crossref]

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 246 (1983).
[Crossref]

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 679 (1983).
[Crossref]

A. Ourmazd, M. P. Varnham, R. D. Birch, D. N. Payne, Appl. Opt. 22, 2374 (1983).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. N. Payne, A. J. Barlow, J. J. Ramskov Hansen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 477 (1982).
[Crossref]

R. D. Birch, D. N. Payne, M. P. Varnham, Electron. Lett. 18, 1036 (1982).
[Crossref]

Petermann, K.

D. Grauchmann, K. Petermann, L. Staudigel, E. Weidel, “Fibre-optic polarisers with high extinction ratios,” in Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Optical Communication (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1983).

Pleibel, W.

J. R. Simpson, R. H. Stolen, F. M. Sears, W. Pleibel, J. B. MacChesney, R. E. Howard, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-1, 370 (1983).
[Crossref]

Ramskov Hansen, J. J.

G. W. Day, D. N. Payne, J. J. Ramskov Hansen, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 56 (1984).
[Crossref]

D. N. Payne, A. J. Barlow, J. J. Ramskov Hansen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 477 (1982).
[Crossref]

Rashleigh, S. C.

S. C. Rashleigh, M. J. Marrone, Electron. Lett. 19, 850 (1983).
[Crossref]

Sears, F. M.

J. R. Simpson, R. H. Stolen, F. M. Sears, W. Pleibel, J. B. MacChesney, R. E. Howard, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-1, 370 (1983).
[Crossref]

Shaw, H. J.

Simpson, J. R.

J. R. Simpson, R. H. Stolen, F. M. Sears, W. Pleibel, J. B. MacChesney, R. E. Howard, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-1, 370 (1983).
[Crossref]

Staudigel, L.

D. Grauchmann, K. Petermann, L. Staudigel, E. Weidel, “Fibre-optic polarisers with high extinction ratios,” in Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Optical Communication (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1983).

Stolen, R. H.

J. R. Simpson, R. H. Stolen, F. M. Sears, W. Pleibel, J. B. MacChesney, R. E. Howard, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-1, 370 (1983).
[Crossref]

Tarbox, E. J.

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 679 (1983).
[Crossref]

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 246 (1983).
[Crossref]

Ulrich, R.

Varnham, M. P.

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, J. D. Love, Electron. Lett. 20, 55 (1984).
[Crossref]

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 679 (1983).
[Crossref]

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 246 (1983).
[Crossref]

A. Ourmazd, M. P. Varnham, R. D. Birch, D. N. Payne, Appl. Opt. 22, 2374 (1983).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. D. Birch, D. N. Payne, M. P. Varnham, Electron. Lett. 18, 1036 (1982).
[Crossref]

Weidel, E.

D. Grauchmann, K. Petermann, L. Staudigel, E. Weidel, “Fibre-optic polarisers with high extinction ratios,” in Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Optical Communication (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1983).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Electron. Lett. (6)

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 246 (1983).
[Crossref]

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 679 (1983).
[Crossref]

R. D. Birch, D. N. Payne, M. P. Varnham, Electron. Lett. 18, 1036 (1982).
[Crossref]

S. C. Rashleigh, M. J. Marrone, Electron. Lett. 19, 850 (1983).
[Crossref]

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, J. D. Love, Electron. Lett. 20, 55 (1984).
[Crossref]

W. Eickhoff, Electron. Lett. 16, 762 (1980).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. N. Payne, A. J. Barlow, J. J. Ramskov Hansen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 4, 477 (1982).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

G. W. Day, D. N. Payne, J. J. Ramskov Hansen, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 56 (1984).
[Crossref]

J. R. Simpson, R. H. Stolen, F. M. Sears, W. Pleibel, J. B. MacChesney, R. E. Howard, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-1, 370 (1983).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (2)

D. Grauchmann, K. Petermann, L. Staudigel, E. Weidel, “Fibre-optic polarisers with high extinction ratios,” in Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Optical Communication (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1983).

E. Jones, in Proceedings of the First International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (Institute of Electrical Engineers, London, 1983), pp. 138–142.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Spectral-extinction-ratio and guided-mode loss curves for unpackaged fiber coil polarizers (solid lines) and packaged coil polarizers (dashed lines). Extinction ratio is shown for three different unpackaged coils.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Temperature dependence of the spectral extinction ratio and guided-mode loss for an unpackaged fiber-coil polarizer.

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( x o , y o ) = [ τ x x τ x y τ y x τ y y ] [ x i y i ] ,
α = 10 log 10 τ ,
I = [ τ x x τ x y τ y x τ y y ] = [ τ x x τ x x R 3 τ x x R 1 τ x x R 2 R 3 ] = [ 2 44 44 64 ] dB .

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