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Phase contrast method for measurment of birefringent axes orientation of polarization-maintaining fiber
Author(s): Yongming Hu; Jichun Tan; Zhe Chen; Chun Zeng; Shenli Chang; Zhou Meng
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Paper Abstract

In the paper, we gave a phase contrast method to measure the birefringent axis orientation in polarization-maintaining fiber (PMF) with matching refractive-index (MRI). The phase contrast intensity profiles in PANDA fiber and distinguishing characteristics were obtained by image analysis of side view image systems. Experiments and computer simulation showed that the difference between two crests of intensity profile was not only used for determining angular orientation but also for determining the direction of rotation. The angular resolution of orientation was less than 2 degrees in phase contrast method. The difference between geometric and birefringent axes in PMF would be the limit of accuracy in side view image system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2895, Fiber Optic Sensors V, (24 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.252161
Show Author Affiliations
Yongming Hu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Jichun Tan, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Zhe Chen, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Chun Zeng, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Shenli Chang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Zhou Meng, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2895:
Fiber Optic Sensors V
Kim D. Bennett; Byoung Yoon Kim; Yanbiao Liao, Editor(s)

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