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Test apparatus of distributed polarization coupling in fiber gyro coils using white light interferometry
Author(s): Philippe Martin; Gilles Le Boudec; Herve C. Lefevre
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Paper Abstract

An account is given of a novel instrument that employs white-light interferometry to determine the spatial distribution of parasitic polarization coupling along as much as 1 km of high-birefringence optical fiber. This device is directly applicable to test-gyro coils in which localized spurious coupling points are able to affect bias stability. The required measurement time is of the order of 1 min for 1 km of fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1585, Fiber Optic Gyros: 15th Anniversary Conf, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135045
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Philippe Martin, Photonetics SA (France)
Gilles Le Boudec, Photonetics SA (France)
Herve C. Lefevre, Photonetics SA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1585:
Fiber Optic Gyros: 15th Anniversary Conf

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