Weakly twisted optically anisotropic media: Is there an analogy between Hi-Bi fibers and liquid crystals?

Tomasz Woliński

Abstract

A comparative description of slowly twisting optically anisotropic media such as highly birefringent polarization- maintaining optical fibers and chiral nematic liquid crystal based on the mode-coupling theory is presented. The problem is analyzed in the Mauguin limit, where large linear birefringence of the medium dominates over the twisting effect. Both anisotropic media are discussed in the presence of hydrostatic pressure that is found to slightly modify a weak twist coupling between the local modes, but can strongly influence polarization properties of the light propagating in the media creating new polarimetric sensing opportunities. ©2005 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.
Author Tomasz Woliński (FP / OPD)
Tomasz Woliński,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
Pages41-46
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Pluta Maksymilian, Woliński Tomasz (eds.): Polarimetry and Ellipsometry, Proceedings of SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 3094, 1997, SPIE, ISBN 9780819425096, 392 p.
DOIDOI:10.1117/12.271841
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)0
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Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 1; WoS Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper) [Not active]: 1999 = 0.207
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