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Light Polarization Modulation in Single-mode Optical Fibers

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-449
Number of pages21
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1993
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


A theoretical and experimental study of light polarization modulation in single-mode anisotropic optical fibres is presented. The problem of increasing polarization modulation efficiency in slightly and strongly anisotropic fibres is considered. The requirements to be met by the optical configuration for efficient polarization modulation with both slightly and strongly anisotropic fibres are discussed. The polarization modulation signal is found to be immune to external effects on the fibre under compensated birefringence. An experimental polarization modulation-based 'fibredyne' video transmission data highway is presented.