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Measurement of polarization mode couplings in polarization-maintaining fibers based on white light interference
Author(s): Haifeng Li; Ge Zhou; Wencai Jing; Xiaoming Man; Yimo Zhang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a novel method to measure the distributed polarization mode coupling in polarization-maintaining (PM) fibers is introduced. The measurement system is based on white light interference. A super luminescent diode is used as the broadband light source in the system. The whole test system is working on 1300nm wavelength. There are two main parts of the measurement equipment: polarization adjustment and a scanned Michelson interferometer. In order to improve the accuracy, a piezoelectric transducer (PZT) is applied in the scanned Michelson interferometer. The maximum length of tested polarization-maintaining fiber is one kilometer, and the spatial resolution of this method reached 60 mm along the tested PM fiber. The degree of polarization mode coupling that could be detected is —75dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4920, Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications, (9 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482026
Show Author Affiliations
Haifeng Li, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Ge Zhou, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Wencai Jing, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Xiaoming Man, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Yimo Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4920:
Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications
Yun-Jiang Rao; Julian D. C. Jones; Hiroshi Naruse; Robert I. Chen, Editor(s)

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