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Polarizing optical fiber for single-frequency laser transmission and interferometry based characterization thereof
Author(s): T. Villedieu; T. Robin; H. Lefèvre
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Paper Abstract

We present a polarizing optical fiber designed to operate at 780 nm with, to date, an unprecedented spectral window. The polarization extinction ratio obtained for a 3 meters long sample of this fiber is greater than 60 dB over a 40 nm window. We will demonstrate these performances by presenting a new method for characterizing the rejection as a function of wavelength. This method presents many advantages; not the least being that it yields rejection values in excess of the individual rejections of polarizers used for the setup.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 879425 (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026783
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T. Villedieu, iXFiber SAS (France)
T. Robin, iXFiber SAS (France)
H. Lefèvre, iXBlue SAS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8794:
Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Editor(s)

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