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Optical Engineering

Simple method for determining the internal rotation of birefringence axes in polarization-maintaining optical fibers
Author(s): Junhao Liu
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Paper Abstract

A method was reported to determine the internal rotation of the birefringence axes in polarization-maintaining optical fibers. Four types of fibers from five manufacturers are used to test the applicability of the method, and the results show an approximate uniform unidirectional counterclockwise internal rotation or a right screw with different magnitudes. Our experiment indicated that the repeatability and reproducibility of this method are satisfactory, and the simplicity of measurement and hardware requirements for characterizing the optical fiber for high-precision fiber-optic sensing systems made it easy to realize in ordinary laboratories.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 54(8) 086101 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.54.8.086101
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 54, Issue 8
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Junhao Liu, Tianjin Institute of Electronic Materials (China)


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