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1 December 1991 Demonstration of birefringent optical fibre frequency shifter employing torsional acoustic waves
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A fibre-optic frequency shifter utilising torsional acoustic waves to produce a travelling perturbation which couples the polarisation eigenmodes of a linearly birefringent optical fibre, is demonstrated. The shift in optical frequency was 3.195MHz and an optical coupling efficiency of 6% was obtained with 780mW of electrical power. The theory of operation of this device is presented using a coupled mode approach, and the coupling coefficient for a fundamental torsional mode is derived in terms of its peak angular displacement.
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M. Berwick "Demonstration of birefringent optical fibre frequency shifter employing torsional acoustic waves", Proc. SPIE 1584, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors IX, (1 December 1991); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2321938
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