, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 67-70
Date: 14 Jan 2010

Consideration of chiral optical fibres

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Abstract

Circular birefringence is a property of chiral materials. In this work, we consider the use of chiral materials in optical fibres to produce circularly birefringent optical fibres and in fibres where a contrast in circular birefringence contributes to forming the waveguide. (t϶-menthyl methacrylate is also investigated as a possible material for the fabrication of such fibres.