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In-line high-speed all-fiber polarimeter with true real-time acquisition for sensor systems based on fast polarization rotation
Author(s): Vitaly Mikhailov; Bryan Rabin; Paul S. Westbrook
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Paper Abstract

We report on an all fiber polarimetric optical detector system suitable for sensor applications that rely on fast polarization measurements. Our device exhibits an RF bandwidth of 500 MHz and an optical calibration bandwidth of over 30nm in the S-C-L-bands (1460-1625 nm) and above, with minimal PMD, PDL, and return loss when used in-line. A set of automated self-calibration procedures ensure high accuracy without the need for external polarization optics or reference polarimeters. We integrated our polarimeter into an acquisition systems capable of measuring fast polarization rotation events over long period of time with 250 MS/s peak sampling rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 91570D (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059460
Show Author Affiliations
Vitaly Mikhailov, OFS Labs. (United States)
Bryan Rabin, OFS Labs. (United States)
Paul S. Westbrook, OFS Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9157:
23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
José M. López-Higuera; Julian D. C. Jones; Manuel López-Amo; José Luis Santos, Editor(s)

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