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Compact polarization analyzer for a free-space/fiber lightwave
Author(s): Osamu Mikami; Tohru Kodaira; Yukata Yoribayashi; Takayuki Sugeta
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Paper Abstract

Information about the polarization state of light beam is of interest inmany areas. Several kinds of polarization analyzers have been already developed and commercially available. However most of themrequire an optical fiber to couple a laser beam into the analyzer. We have developed acompact polarization analyzer composed of a separated optical head and a personal computer. The optical head which is very thin and compact enables in-situ measurement of the polarization state of a free-space lightwave. This isimportant to study the polarization characteristics of optical devices, because the desired polarization informationmay be disturbed and/or loosen when a light beam is coupled to the head by using an optical fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2873, International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology, (16 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.246203
Show Author Affiliations
Osamu Mikami, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Tohru Kodaira, NTT Advanced Technologies Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Yukata Yoribayashi, Hohshin Electronics Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Takayuki Sugeta, NTT Advanced Technologies Co. Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2873:
International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology

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