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Stokes-Mueller formalism and Poincare sphere representation applied to studies of monomode optical fibers
Author(s): Pascal Olivard; Pierre-Yves Gerligand; Bernard Le Jeune; Jack Cariou; Jean Lotrian
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Paper Abstract

The Mueller matrix method is powerful for the experimental determination of optical devices polarization behaviors. In the particular case of optical fiber, this method has rarely been used. An experimental methodology for measuring Mueller matrices of monomode fiber under uniform strains is presented. On the base of a theoretical model derived from coupled-mode equations, the physical parameters of the fiber can be estimated. These estimate parameters can then be used to test the validity of this model and to evaluate their influence on the polarimetric behavior of the fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3094, Polarimetry and Ellipsometry, (1 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271831
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Pascal Olivard, Univ. de Bretagne Occidentale (France)
Pierre-Yves Gerligand, Univ. de Bretagne Occidentale (France)
Bernard Le Jeune, Univ. de Bretagne Occidentale (France)
Jack Cariou, Univ. de Bretagne Occidentale (France)
Jean Lotrian, Univ. de Bretagne Occidentale (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3094:
Polarimetry and Ellipsometry
Maksymilian Pluta; Tomasz R. Wolinski, Editor(s)

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