Proceedings PaperBirefringent-fiber splice alignment
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A simple technique is presented for azimuthal alignment of the birefringent axes of a polarization maintaining fiber at a splicing point. Alignment accuracy better than ±0.01 is consistently obtained and is fairly independent of polarization cross coupling occurring in the fiber sections being spliced. The technique is particularly suitable for splicing birefringent fiber pigtails to laser diodes or integrated optics devices.