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Fiber optic in-line polarimeter: system design and computer-aided analysis
Author(s): Bernhard Scholl; Jens C. Rasmussen; Hans Juergen Schmitt
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a polarization analyzer for the determination of the polarization state inside a single-mode fiber. Four different detection points formed by grinding off the cladding on one side of the fiber are used for measurement. A small part of the light is coupled out at these points and is measured by a standard photodetector placed just on top of the polished areas. At each of the detection points, a polarization dependent signal can be obtained. Hence, a relationship between these signals and the polarization at the end of the fiber can be found by calibrating this measurement instrument with a classical off-line polarization analyzer. Concluding we realized a measurement instrument which not only determines the polarization but also can adjust any wanted polarization state at the fiber output of the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2265, Polarization Analysis and Measurement II, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186700
Show Author Affiliations
Bernhard Scholl, Univ. of Technology Aachen (Germany)
Jens C. Rasmussen, Univ. of Technology Aachen (Germany)
Hans Juergen Schmitt, Univ. of Technology Aachen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2265:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement II
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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