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Polarimetry of plastic optical fibers
Author(s): Joseba Zubia; Gaizaka Durana; Jon Arrue; I. Garces; Manuel Lopez-Amo
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Paper Abstract

The transmission of polarized light through plastic optical fibers (POFs) is studied. The purpose of this work is to analyze the relationship between the depolarization of the light along the POF and the quality of the fiber. We found that the light polarization is lost for fiber lengths larger than 30 cm. At the fiber output, the polarization state is always partially elliptic, and the rate of depolarized light increases with fiber length. The depolarization also depends on the fiber core radius as well as on the light launching angle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4595, Photonic Systems and Applications, (29 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.446615
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Joseba Zubia, Univ. del Pais Vasco (Spain)
Gaizaka Durana, Univ. del Pais Vasco (Spain)
Jon Arrue, Univ. del Pais Vasco (Spain)
I. Garces, Univ. de Zaragoza (Spain)
Manuel Lopez-Amo, Univ. Publica de Navarra (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4595:
Photonic Systems and Applications

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