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Performance of polarization-maintaining single-mode optical fiber for IFOG applications
Author(s): Vincent P. Martinelli; Robert M. Hawk
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Paper Abstract

An account is given of the design parameters of the polarization-maintaining single-mode optical fibers currently under development for incorporation in interferometric FOGs (IFOGs). Attention is given to a fiber design that satisfies IFOG requirements; optical performance parameters that encompass coil and splice results are presented. The polymer coating is found to play a substantial role in the maintenance of coil performance over a range of temperatures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1585, Fiber Optic Gyros: 15th Anniversary Conf, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135069
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Vincent P. Martinelli, Corning Incorporated (United States)
Robert M. Hawk, Corning Incorporated (United States)


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

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