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Optical Engineering

Depolarization bandwidth of fiber-optic passive depolarizers
Author(s): Massimo Martinelli; Joseph C. Palais
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Paper Abstract

Several single-mode fiber optic applications benefit from the use of depolarized light. Examples are suppression of polarization hole burning (PHB) in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFA),1–3 reduction of polarization-dependent loss arising from fiber components (e.g., couplers and wave-division multiplexers),4 reduction of the signal fading in fiber optic sensors,5–7 and coherent detection systems.8,9 Depolarizers are also used for fiber optic component testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2001
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 40(1) doi: 10.1117/1.1330703
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 40, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Massimo Martinelli, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Joseph C. Palais, Arizona State Univ. (United States)


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