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Developments in the characterization and performance of optical fiber polarizing devices using thin metal films
Author(s): Walter Johnstone; S. Carey; Brian Culshaw
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Paper Abstract

A development status evaluation is presented for recently developed analytical and experimental methods for the characterization of inline fiber-optic polarizers and polarizing beam splitters that employ surface plasmon polaritons in thin metal films. Both standard and highly birefringent fiber devices are considered. Attention is given to the effect of birefringent-axis misalignment, which requires that devices on a polarization-maintaining fiber must be characterized by one or two coupling matrices for polarizers and beam splitters, respectively.

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Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1585, Fiber Optic Gyros: 15th Anniversary Conf, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135067
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Walter Johnstone, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
S. Carey, Sifam Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Brian Culshaw, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


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

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