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Ultracompact highly reliable all-solid-state photopolarimeter
Author(s): Shizhuo Yin; Purwadi Purwosumarto; Wei-Hung Su; Fang Luo
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, an ultra compact highly reliable all solid state photopolarimeter is presented. This innovative polarimeter includes: (1) a set of digital Faraday rotators; (2) a photodetector and corresponding processor; (3) and a novel measurement technique so that the temperature and wavelength dependences of magneto-optic crystals are automatically compensated. The major advantages of this novel polarimeter are (1) highly reliable (no mechanical moving parts); (2) higly accurate; (3) fast speed (< 1 ms); and (4) ultra compact size (e.g., 25 mm x 10 mm x 10 mm). It is anticipated this unique polarimeter can have a variety of applications in the areas of polarization monitoring in optics networks, ellipsometry, non-invasive bio-optic sensors, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4989, Optical Devices for Fiber Communication IV, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.472898
Show Author Affiliations
Shizhuo Yin, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Purwadi Purwosumarto, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Wei-Hung Su, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Fang Luo, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4989:
Optical Devices for Fiber Communication IV
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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