A new twist on optical fibres

July 2004
Engineer (00137758);7/9/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7655, p11
Reports that optical fibers with a twisted core could improve fiber optic sensor sensitivity and also act as polarizers or higher-efficiency lasers. Scattering of light at a low angle into the cladding where the surrounding environment affects its wavelengths; Three regimes in twisting fibers; Polarization of light.


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